Celebrate 100 years of Fire Prevention Week with Kingston Fire and Rescue

Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer/Kingstonist.

Kicking off this Sunday, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is inviting the community to take part in celebrating 100 years of Fire Prevention Week.

According to a release from the City Kingston, from Sunday, Oct. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, KFR will engage in a series of local events aimed at delivering fire safety messaging to all Kingstonians and further educating the community on this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Home Fire Escape Planning.

“We can all appreciate and understand the importance of a working smoke alarm in our homes, but the question remains – do we truly know what to do when the alarm sounds?” the local fire department posed, challenging Kingstonians to make an escape plan.

Learn more and find KRF at the following events:

Kingstonians will have the opportunity to meet Sparky the Fire Dog throughout Fire Prevention Week 2022. Photo via KFR.
  • Oct. 9 to 15 – Hear the on the radio at various times over the week
  • Oct. 9 to 15 – School chalk contest 
  • Oct. 11 – Drills at City Hall and Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Oct. 12 – Firefighters and Prevention Staff completing Fire Drills at various schools throughout the city 
  • Oct. 13 – Sparky riding Transit buses
  • Oct. 14 – Sparky visiting Cataraqui Town Centre?from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Oct. 15 – Open houses at Joyceville Fire Station and Unity Road Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the various events, the City said that the public will also see KFR completing fire drills at numerous buildings across the city, special public appearances from Sparky, and various Open Houses, which will be an opportunity to see trucks, meet firefighters and learn about opportunities to become a volunteer firefighter.

“During a fire, you only have a minute or two to escape,” said Delbert Blakney, Fire Inspector with KFR. “When the smoke alarm sounds or fire is discovered, you must escape quickly.”

To learn more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities, visit www.fpw.org and keep up to date on KFR’s social media posts.

A firefighter helps a much, much smaller firefighter ‘in training’ steady the hose to put out a fire at a Kingston Fire and Rescue community engagement event. Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer/Kingstonist.

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