Public Education

Our goal is to prevent fires from happening in the first place. We do this through public education. We hope that by talking about fire safety with you that we can change everyday habits to include fire safety in everything that you do.

We try to reach everyone and provide helpful information and training. Information on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers is available.

We will:

  • Be a guest speaker at a function.
  • Set up a display at community events.
  • Visit the local schools.
  • Go door to door through our Alarmed for Life smoke detector campaign.

Public education programs

The programs that we use to educate people in Gravenhurst are the same programs used by fire departments across North America. These programs include:

  • After the fire – a program that provides those affected by a fire with information to help rebuild their lives.
  • Exit drills in the home – a program that teaches children and adults how to make and practice a home escape plan.
  • Learn not to burn – a series of 22 fire safe behaviours taught to school children as part of their regular school studies.
  • Alarmed for life – a campaign to put a smoke alarm in every home in Gravenhurst. Any resident who is unable to buy or install a smoke alarm will be given one. Upon request, a firefighter will go to your home and help you install an alarm in the best location.
  • Older and wiser – a program designed to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries to older adults. Firefighters will speak to any group of adults about fire safety in the home.
  • TAPP-C – A program, also known as The Arson Prevention Program for Children, designed to reach out to children who may be showing early signs of unsafe fire behaviour.

Please contact us for further information.

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