The Fire Prevention Division is a very active part of the Sooke Fire-Rescue Department. Fire and Life Safety initiatives are constantly in action. From business inspections, construction site visits, fire pre-plans, public education initiatives and extinguisher training, the Prevention Division remains at the forefront for the safety of our community, visitors, and responding emergency personnel.
Reflective Address Signs
In the event you need to call on emergency response services, will they be able to find your home quickly? The Sooke Firefighters Association will make you a reflective address sign that can be seen clearly and at night! Call them today to order 250-642-5422.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Themes & Resources:
“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”TM
Did you know? Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
ACTIVITY: I spy cooking safety. You can make a difference in the fire safety of every room in your house. Get your spy skills ready! This video teaches children how to spot hazards in and around the kitchen. Get some easy tips to help keep the whole family safe.
Recipe for safety. Before you serve a meal, it’s essential to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. There’s nothing like spending time in the kitchen cooking a delicious meal for family and friends or an appetizing treat for yourself. But do you know the important steps to take long before anyone takes the first bite? Watch this video to learn more.
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