Plan, prepare and escape during the 100th Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week kicks off this Sunday, and Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) invites you to take part in celebrating 100 years of Fire Prevention week by planning a record-breaking escape!  

From Sunday, Oct. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 15, KFR will engage on a series of local events that will aim to deliver fire safety messaging to all Kingstonians and further educate the community on this year’s Fire Prevention Week’s theme - Home Fire Escape Planning.  

  • Oct. 9 to 15 – Hear us on the radio at various times!   

  • 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.  

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

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? This is why KFR is challenging Kingstonians to plan a record-breaking escape!  

In addition to the various events, you 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. To learn more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities, visit and keep up to date on KFR’s social media posts.