Fire prevention week
Not every hero wears a cape.
Plan and practice your escape!
October 6 to 12 is Fire Prevention Week. Our Emergency Services staff will be at various grocery stores in Sherwood Park between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the week. Get information on planning your escape, protecting the planet and have your groceries loaded into a reusable bag!
Occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire. When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire, it's too late to start making a plan.
Make a plan
- Map it out - draw or map out the layout of your home, marking two exits from every room (typically a door and a window) and a path from each exit to the outside.
- Meeting place - pick a meeting place outside in front of your home where everyone will meet upon exiting.
- Smoke alarms - mark the location of all smoke alarms in your home (there should be at least one on every level, in each bedroom and near all sleeping areas)
- 9-1-1 - make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 from a mobile phone or neighbour's phone once they're safely outside.
Home escape planning and practice
Fire prevention and investigation