Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week 

October 8 - 14, 2023 
As part of Fire Prevention Week 2023 BWG Fire & Emergency Services will be hosting daily activities throughout the week in schools and on social media. 

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. This year’s Fire Prevention Week works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking. To enter the colouring contest, download the colouring sheet and submit it to the Fire Station for a chance to win a PRIZE! 

For more information on Fire Prevention Week 2023 and Home Fire Escapes, visit



Fire Prevention Week 2023 Colour Contest Graphic
Fire Prevention Week 2023 Colouring Contest
View and Print the Colouring Sheet for the BWG Fire Colouring Contest in support of Fire Prevention Week.
To Enter the Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest:

1. Download a colouring sheet from LINK

2. Submit drawing in person or by mail by Friday, October 13th at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Fire and Emergency Services building:

                                                Address: 77 Melbourne Dr., P.O. Box 1226, Bradford West Gwillimbury, L3Z 2B6. 

                                                Phone: 905-775-7311

                                                Fax: 905-775-0163                                                

3. All submissions will be posted at the Fire Station for the month of October

4. Winner will be announced on October 31st 


-      Anyone resident of BWG may enter

-      One entry per person

Fire Prevention Safety Tips:

The best way to protect yourself and your family during a fire emergency is to be prepared and know how to respond. BWG's Fire Prevention team is qualified and trained in fire code inspection and enforcement and can assist with your fire prevention needs, including:

  • fire alarm systems
  • sprinkler systems
  • plans examination
  • fire investigation
  • commercial cooking
  • other areas of fire protection technology 

Smoke Alarms

According to the Ontario Fire Code, all homes must have a working smoke alarm on each storey and adjacent to all sleeping areas. Make sure your smoke alarms are working by:
  • testing your smoke alarms at least once a month
  • changing batteries at least twice a year
  • replacing smoke alarms that are over 10 years old

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

You must have a working carbon monoxide alarm in your home if you have:
  • oil, propane or gas-burning appliances, furnace or water heater
  • a wood or gas fireplace
  • an attached garage

Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed adjacent to all sleeping areas. 

Create a Home Escape Plan

If a fire starts in your home, you may only have a few minutes to get out safely. Everyone in your home needs to know where to go and what do in a fire emergency. Here are some steps to help you make a home escape plan.


Draw a floor plan

Draw a floor plan of your home that includes all doors and windows. Identify at least two exits from each room in your house.


Set a meeting place outside

Identify a meeting place outside of your home, such as a tree, pole or mailbox. The meeting place should be a safe distance from your home. This is where everyone in your home will plan to meet during an emergency. 


Call 911

During an emergency, call 911 once you're safely outside of your home. If you're practicing the home escape plan, don't call emergency services.


Practice the escape plan

Practice the escape plan with all members of your household. Practice during the day and at night at least twice per year. Try different escape routes each time and teach children to escape on their own, in case you're unable to help them.

 Fire Safety Plans

We can provide you with resources to help you develop a fire safety plan for your occupancy. 

It is important to ensure you submit your fire safety plan to the Fire Department annually for review and approval. This helps to keep your occupants and building safe. 


What buildings require a fire safety plan?


A fire safety plan is required for the following buildings:

  • assembly occupancy
  • care occupancy
  • care and treatment occupancy
  • detention occupancy
  • residential occupancy (more than 10 occupants)
  • retirement homes
  • business and personal services occupancy (more than 300 occupants)
  • mercantile buildings (more than 300 occupants)
  • high-hazard industrial occupancy (more than 25 occupants)
  • medium-hazard industrial occupancy (more than 100 occupants)
  • low-hazard industrial occupancy (more than 300 occupants)

Address: Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St., Unit 7&8, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7

Phone: 905-775-5366, Send an Email

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