Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Fire Prevention Week - October 8th to 14th, 2023

This year's Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPWTM) campaign, "Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire preventionTM," works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking.

School Contest

The Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund, Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, the Manitoba government and the Office of the Fire Commissioner would like to thank everyone who participated in Fire Prevention Week and those who encouraged kindergarten to grade 4 students to draw a map of their home, showing two ways out of every room in case of an emergency, practiced their plan with their family, and then entered the children’s contest.

A total of 432 contest entries were submitted and one child from each grade level was randomly chosen and has won a $200 gift card at Toys “R” Us and fun, fire prevention material for their classmates and teacher.

2023 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners for 2023:

  • Kindergarten – Dakota from Niverville Elementary School in Niverville
  • Grade 1 – Oakley from Maple Leaf School in Morden
  • Grade 2 – Easton from Forrest Elementary in Forrest
  • Grade 3 – Teyla from Miami Schools in Miami
  • Grade 4 – Lincoln from Ochre River School in Ochre River

Even though Fire Prevention Week is over for another year, you should always make sure you and your family have working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan that you practice often.

Get everyone in your home involved and:

  • Download the Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF, 3467 KB)
  • Draw a map of your home, showing two ways out of every room in case of emergency.

The next contest will be held for Burn Awareness Week, for kids grades 5 – 8.  More details on this contest will be posted in January 2024.

On behalf of the Manitoba government, Office of the Fire Commissioner, Firefighters’ Burn Fund and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, we wish to thank everyone who supported and encouraged children to take part in Fire Prevention Week!

Fire Prevention Tips

Your Family's Home Safety Action Plan: You and your family have minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Develop your safety action plan.

Make A Home Fire Escape Plan: Plan your home fire escape plan with this guide

Ideas For Educators: Use this information all year long to make your community fire-safe!