Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Fire Prevention Week - October 8th to 14th, 2023

This year's Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPWTM) campaign, "Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire preventionTM," works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking.

School Contest

The Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund, Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, the Manitoba government and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are encouraging Elementary students from across the province, kindergarten to grade 4 to participate in Fire Prevention Week and draw a map of their home, showing two ways out of every room in case of an emergency. Once they have practiced their home fire escape plan with their family, kids are asked to submit their plan along with a contest entry form for a chance to win a $200 gift card, and fun, fire prevention material for their classmates and teacher.

Get everyone in your home involved and:

  • Download the Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF, 3467 KB)
  • Draw a map of your home, showing two ways out of every room in case of emergency.
  • Complete the Contest Entry Form "2023 Contest Entry Form coming soon" (fillable PDF, 513 KB) and along with your Home Fire Escape Plan, submit both to Manitoba Municipal Relations c/o The Office of the Fire Commissioner by:
    • Email:
    • Fax: 204-726-6847
    • Mail: 1601 Van Horne Avenue East, Brandon MB R7A 7K2

You can also download a contest entry form "2023 Contest Entry Form Coming Soon" (PDF 888 KB).

Deadline is November 10, 2023

2022 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners for 2022:

  • Kindergarten – Maple Leaf School - Morden
  • Grade 1 – Niverville Elementary - Niverville
  • Grade 2 – Miniota School - Miniota
  • Grade 3 – Decker Colony School - Decker
  • Grade 4 – Joe A. Ross School – Opaskwayak

The next contest will be held for Burn Awareness Week, for kids grades 5 – 8.  More details on this contest will be posted in January 2024.

On behalf of the Manitoba government, Office of the Fire Commissioner, Firefighters’ Burn Fund and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, we wish to thank everyone who supported and encouraged children to take part in Fire Prevention Week!

Fire Prevention Tips

Your Family's Home Safety Action Plan: You and your family have minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Develop your safety action plan.

Make A Home Fire Escape Plan: Plan your home fire escape plan with this guide

Ideas For Educators: Use this information all year long to make your community fire-safe!