This years’ Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme, Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape., puts the spotlight on getting out of the home quickly and safely should fire strike. This requires a home escape plan and working smoke alarms in all homes. Should there be a fire in a home in any one of our communities, together let’s make sure everyone gets out safely.

To support the good work of our fire departments and reach as many people as possible with these lifesaving messages, we have included resources and materials for Band Offices, Fire Departments, Schools, and Daycare/Preschool to use during FPW and beyond. All materials can be downloaded for printing and distribution, and we are always here to help.

We invite you to view a special Welcome to Fire Prevention Week from FNESS Executive Director Wayne Schnitzler.


Band Office

We are asking everyone in the community to work closely with each other this Fire Prevention Week to ensure all homes in all communities have working smoke alarms and a home escape plan. As community leaders, you play a significant role in the health and safety of your residents.

To learn more, we invite you to view a short video from Nathan Combs, FNESS Fire Services Manager.


Fire Department

Thank you for highlighting Fire Prevention Week in your community! This week provides a great opportunity for the fire department to promote fire safe behaviours and profile the great work of the department.

To learn more, we invite you to view a short video from Emerson Adolph, FNESS Fire Services Officer.


School Program

Thank you for participating in this years’ Fire Prevention Week activities. With your help, we can keep children and their families fire safe. The resources below target students from kindergarten through grade twelve and includes parents and caregivers. Everything you need to teach your students some important fire safe behaviours has been included.


To learn more, we invite you to view a short video from Alisha Juma, FNESS Fire Services Coordinator.


Family Homework Assignment



Development of the Fire Prevention Week program was a team effort, made possible with support from the following:

  1. BC Office of the Fire Commissioner for access to ‘Getting to Know Fire’ , BC’s Public Fire and Life Safety Educational Curriculum.
  2. Michelle Stoney and her beautiful creations of Indigenous artwork for the website and school program.
  3. All of our First Nation communities in the province of BC for their on-going support of FNESS and commitment to safety.