Fire Prevention Week

October 9th to 15th October 2016


“Don’t wait – check the date! replace smoke alarms every 10 years,” represents the final year of the three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.


Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because National Fire Protection Association’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire.  For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.


As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:


  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years;
  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home;
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.


This message serves as a reminder of our personal responsibilities for fire safety:


  • The prevention of fires in the first place;
  • The detection of smoke and fire with working smoke alarms as a second line of defense; and
  • The evacuation to safety by having a well-rehearsed escape plan as the third and most important action.


Here are a few tips on fire safety at the workplace:


  • Do not install personal heaters in your cubicle or office;
  • Do not use or install appliances such as kettles or microwaves outside of the designated kitchen areas;
  • Do not store combustibles or flammables such as hand sanitizers outside of approved containers; and
  • Do not hold onto used batteries.  Ensure that they are promptly recycled.



Fire Prevention Week - Public Events


October 7th-17th


Ottawa Public Library Main Branch - 120 Metcalfe


October 8th / 10am-1pm

Display Table

Lowe's - 5577 Hazeldean Road


October 9th / Game Time 2:00pm

Display Table

TD Place - Fury Game

October 11th / 10:30am-11:15am

Story Time OPL

Alta Vista Branch - 2516 Alta Vista Ottawa, K1V 7T1


October 11th / 10:30am-11:15am

Storey Time OPL

Rideau Branch - 377 Rideau Ottawa, K1N 5Y6


October 12th / 10:30am-11:15am

 Storey Time OPL

Centennial Branch - 3870 Richmond Ottawa, K2H 5C4


October 12th / 1:00pm-1:45pm

Story Time OPL

Blackburn Hamlet Branch - 199 Glen Park Ottawa, K1B 5B8


October 12th / 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fire Safety Presentation / Learning Centre

424 Chapman Mills Drive

(Punjabi Seniors Group)


October 12th / 11:00am-1:00pm

Display Table


Tim Horton’s - 2495 Bank Street

Tim Horton’s - 2162 Prince of Wales Drive

Tim Horton’s - 1665 Hunt Club Road

Tim Horton’s - 372 Hunt Club Road


October 12th-14th / 11:00am-2:00pm

Display Table

St. Laurent Shopping Centre - 1200 St. Laurent Boulevard


October 13th/10:00am-1:00pm

Display table

Movati Athletic Centre - 3772 Innes Road


October 13th / 11:00am-1:00pm

Display Table

T & T Supermarket - 224 Hunt Club Road


October 13th / 11:00am-1:00pm

Display Table

Food Basics Grocery Store - 3712 Innes Road


October 13th / 10:30am

Storey Time

North Gloucester - 2036 Ogilvie Ottawa, K1J 7N8


October 14th / 11:15am

Story Time OPL

Beaverbrook Branch - 2500 Campeau Ottawa, K2K 2W3


October 14th / 1pm-3pm

Display Table

Metro Grocery Store - 1021 St. Laurent Boulevard


October 14th / 10:00am-10:45am

Story Time OPL

St Laurent Branch - 515 Côté Ottawa, K1K 0Z8


October 14th / 10:30am-11:15am

Story time OPL

Rosemount Branch - 18 Rosemount Ottawa, K1Y 1P4


October 15th / 10:30am-11:15am

Story Time OPL

Ruth E Dickinson Branch - 100 Malvern Ottawa, K2J 2G5


October 15th / 10:00am-1:00pm

Display Table

Home Depot - 1900 Baseline Road

Home Depot - 2121 Tenth Line

Home Depot - 2056 Bank Street

Home Depot - 3779 Strandherd Drive


October 19th/9:00am-12:00pm

Display table

Movati Athletic Centre - 19 Frank Nighbor Place


October 19th / 11:00am-2:00pm

Display table

Movati Athletic Centre - 15 Crestway Drive


October 19th / 11:00am-2:00pm

Display Table

Movati Athletic Centre - 195 Trainyards Drive


October 20th / 6:00pm-9:00pm

Display Table

River Ward Community Safety Night - 3320 Paul Anka Drive 


We invite you to look at Fire Prevention Canada’s website at for fire prevention and educational material.