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 :
- 13 homes damaged each day,
- 400 injured,
- 24,000 people evacuated.
Almost 50% of fires in homes are related to distraction or human error.
1 in 4 fires start in the kitchen.