Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is held every year in October. The St. John’s Regional Fire Department host many events during the week to recognize the importance of fire prevention and safety.
Fire Prevention Parade
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department holds a parade annually to kick off Fire Prevention week. The general public have an opportunity to view many vehicles of various essential services serving the community. The parade travels through the municipalities of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Goulds and Paradise.
Fire Prevention Display Booth
Fire prevention staff spent the week at the Avalon Mall delivering information and answer fire safety questions from the public.
Fire Services Recognition Day
SJRFD held an open house with refreshments at the West Fire Station for the public to drop in and learn about fire safety. Sparky the mascot attended and children were able to view the vehicles and rescue equipment.
School Visits and Fire Drills
Members of the SJRFD visited schools in the Region and talked with children about fire safety. School fire drills were also conducted and evaluated.
Business Community Fire Safety Campaign
Throughout Fire Prevention Week local businesses displayed posters, banners, signs and messages promoting fire prevention and fire safety.
Fire Chief for a Day
Children between seven and twelve years of age (grades four to six) were invited to enter the “Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest". Children submitted a poster using the theme “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years". Submissions were judged by the SJRFD and prizes to the top three were awarded. The winner was Fire Chief for a Day and assumed the duties while visiting stations and meeting staff.
During Fire Prevention Week a number of fire safety lectures are conducted by members of the SJRFD in numerous workplaces.