Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 4-10 and this year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Check out this fun-filled week of ONLINE fire prevention tips, safety videos and a cool contest brought to you by Sparky and your local firefighters!

Sunday, October 4

Cooking Safely Contest:

Since we are 'servin' up fire safety in the kitchen' this week for Fire Prevention Week in Okotoks. We are having a fun contest with a totally cool prize! 

  1. Watch the video   below for some important fire safety tips on how to keep yourself and your children safe in the kitchen!
  2. Post a small picture or video on one of the Town social media channels to show us how you stay safe in your kitchen.  
  3. Make sure to tag the video #OkotoksFPW
  4. Video must be posted by Saturday, October 10 by 11:59 am. 
  5. All videos will be watched by the Okotoks Fire Department team and one winning family will be randomly drawn to win from the all the entrants. 
  6. Winner will be announced during the week of Monday, October 12! Winner will receive pizza delivered to their home in a fire truck brought to them by the Okotoks Fire Department. 

Monday, October 5

Watch the video:

Tuesday, October 6

Watch the video:

Wednesday, October 7

Watch the video:

Thursday, October 8

Today we are talking about cooking safely in your backyard. When you are using your fire pit or barbecue, make sure to be safe and enjoy them responsibly. Watch this short video:

Friday, October 9

Did you know that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries?

• Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.

• Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries.

• Hot liquids from coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.


Vulnerable citizens - book a home inspection with the Okotoks Fire Department

Okotoks Fire Services has a home inspection program that you can sign up for!  Firefighters will book inspections to come into your home and assess any fire hazards, and most importantly to ensure you have properly installed smoke detectors in all your bedrooms! Due to the global pandemic, only home inspections will conducted at this time fore vulnerable citizens. For more information or to book an inspection, please call the Fire Department at 403-938-4066.