Fire Prevention Week Activities

Barrie, Innisfil, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Rama


October 5 – 18

TVOKids “Push 2 Buttons”

BFES, the Office of the Fire Marshal and TVOKids are teaming up to raise awareness about testing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Kids can get involved and ‘Push 2 Buttons’ with their parents’ help, to hear if the alarms are working. They can then go to to add the number of alarms they’ve tested to the TVOKids “Push 2 Buttons” counter. Kids will also be able to print a special “Push 2 Buttons” certificate.

Thursday, October 8

DIY for Women

Fire Station #1 – 155 Dunlop Street West

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Grab a friend and spend an evening with Barrie Firefighters to learn everything you need to know about fire safety at home such as alarm placement and installation, turning off gas, hydro and water and more. Enjoy tasty appetizers between the hands-on demos.

Friday, October 9

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Cooking Demo

The Butcher Shop – 221 Cundles Rd East

10 a.m.

Residents are invited to join BFES at the Butcher Shop for a live cooking demo to learn about fire safety in the kitchen as families get ready to serve up their Thanksgiving feasts on the weekend. Enjoy giveaways and special “recipes for safety”.


During Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10, 2015) IFRS will be at Alcona Glen Elementary school with the fire safety trailer. The students from grades K-3 will be learning fire safety around the kitchen and living room, by identifying hazards located in the trailer. They will also be learning the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and how to escape the bedroom by crawling low below the smoke.

The following week (October 13-16, 2015) IFRS will be at St. Francis of Assisi with the safety trailer.

The IFRS trailer will continue touring the local schools throughout the month, with the final fire safety and prevention classes being held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 and Wednesday, November 4, 2015.


Thursday October 8

READ ALONG WITH SPARKY – We will be at the Midhurst Library  at 10:30am to read with children. Please come by and join us.


Thursday October 8

Open House  – Thursday 6-8pm at BWG Fire Hall on Melbourne Drive


Friday October 9

Oro-Medonte Fire and Emergency Services will be teaming up with OK Friday Barn Fair at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds located at 180 Line 8 South, Oro-Medonte to celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2015. Firefighters will be on site with fire trucks, fire safety information and games for the kids from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each Friday. Come out and join us for fantastic food and fun!

For more information about smoke alarms, visit the Fire & Emergency Services page on the Township’s website at or the Office of the Fire Marshal website at


Friday October 9

Open House and BBQ – 11am-2pm – 7454 Williams Sideroad – Fire Station tours, home safety information and more