Fire Prevention Week is October 4 -10, 2020!
Welcome to the Conception Bay South Virtual Fire Prevention Week. Due to COVID-19, Fire Prevention Week has some changes this year. The Fire Department had to think outside the box in terms of how to deliver the 2020 Fire Prevention Week Message, Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. We hope you enjoy the following activities.
We have created a series of downloadable content that families can do together at home. We are encouraging families to spend time discussing fire safety with members of their household. Scan and email your complete Home Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt or the Coloring Sheet by October 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be entered for a chance to win a Fire Prevention Week 2020 prize package! Contest is open to residents of Conception Bay South only. Please include your name and address in your email. The winner will be notified by email and the prize will be available for a contactless pick up from Station 1. Good luck and have fun.
CBS is getting ROCKED!
Many people are taking to the great outdoors to hide and find decorated rocks. Seven Fire Department rocks will be placed throughout our community. Details will be shared soon with prizes for those who find the lucky rocks.
Drive-Thru Visit with Sparky the Fire Dog
Sparky was very disappointed that he would not be able to have his yearly open-house event for children to come and visit him. So, we are holding a drive-thru event for Sparky to pass out fire prevention goodie bags. Social distancing practices must be followed and masks worn. We will be collecting donations for the CBS/Paradise Food Bank during this event. Please check back here for more details on this event.
Visit www.sparky.org. This is Sparky the Fire Dog’s very own website, full of educational and fun content for children of all ages. Rock and roll to catchy tunes, play games, and find activities. There is also a parent and educators’ section.
What else can families do at home to help promote fire safety?
Smoke and CO Detectors
Check all fire detectors in your home to ensure they are working. Detectors have a manufacture’s expiration date, usually it is 10 years, typically found on the back around the battery compartment. Change the batteries twice year. If you have an elderly family member or neighbour, offer to check their detectors and change the batteries.
Homes that require a Carbon Monoxide detector are homes that burn fuels such as gas, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil and methane. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless, colorless gas. The only chance at detecting this gas in your home is with a carbon monoxide detector. Change the batteries twice a year.
A good reminder for changing batteries in your home smoke or CO detectors is to do so when we change the clocks for daylight savings time.
Visible House Numbers
Make sure your house number is clearly visible from the road and that it is not obstructed by trees, bushes, etc. First responders rely on house numbering to help guide them to an emergency.
Due to COVID-19, we have unfortunately suspended fire prevention tours, walk-in visits, and visits to schools and daycares. However, we are still offering several fire prevention services to members of the public. These include:
- Prerecorded video messages on the Town’s YouTube page. Stay tuned!
- You can preorder fire safety materials by calling 834-6500 ext. 801. These can be picked up at Fire Department Station 1 in Topsail. Residents must following COVID-19 public health guidelines.
Safety Tip Sheets
Please review our safety tip sheets. In the event of a fire, ensure everyone is aware of a meeting place. Know 2 ways out of every room and practice your home fire escape plan. Teach young children not to hide and prepare them for firefighters to look different when they are wearing their fire protection.