Fire prevention week

The 30th Fire Prevention Week will take place on October 4 to10, 2020 with the theme “The First Responder is You “.

This year, the goal of Fire Prevention Week is to raise awareness of the major kitchen distractions that can cause a fire, such as answering the phone or e-mail, going outside to smoke, or leaving the room to deal with children while cooking food on the stove.

Each year in Quebec, fires cause on average :

Almost 50% of fires in homes are related to distraction or human error.

1 in 4 fires start in the kitchen.

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