The Beaumont Fire Department aims to prevent the devastating effects of fires through fire prevention.
Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2022
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15. Take some time to learn about simple but important actions you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during emergencies.
Beaumont Fire Services has many fun activities this week to help Beaumontians learn about fire prevention in their community.
Come to our open house!
October 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all are welcome to attend the Fire Hall open house at 5010 52 Avenue. Activities will include:
- a free barbecue
- fire safety demonstrations and education
- tours of the fire trucks
- meeting the firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog
- and more!
Want to learn more about fire safety? Visit the National Fire Protection Association’s website for more resources.
What is fire prevention? It is the first step in protecting the lives and property of our community. Public education, home and business inspections, code enforcement, and preventative measures are all aspects of fire prevention; it is truly our first response against fires. Fire prevention is deeply integrated with community businesses, developers, contractors, owners, the Alberta Fire and Building Codes, and Fire Operations (the responding firefighters).
Fire prevention at home and at the workplace can be done in an easy three step process:
Prevention:Prevent a fire before it can become a disaster. Installing smoke alarms, using caution while cooking, and avoid overloading circuits are all preventative measures that can be done at home or in the workplace.
Planning:Develop a fire-escape plan that ensures all occupants will get out safely to a designated meeting area.
Practice:Practice your escape plan so that everyone will be able to get out during an emergency. Practice makes perfect!
The Real Dangers of Fire
Smoke trapped inside a building can have suffocating effects on the occupants inside.
A thick dark smoke also makes it nearly impossible to see, causing people to panic and become disorientated. Even if you are familiar with the building, it’s easy to become lost and trapped inside a burning building; you could even be moving closer to the fire!