Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Fire Prevention Week - October 9 to 15, 2022

It's the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week and this year's theme is Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Learn and practice simple, but important actions that can help keep you, your loved ones and your neighbours safe from fires at home.


School Contest

The Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund, Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, Province of Manitoba and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are encouraging elementary (kindergarten to grade 4) students from across the province to participate in Fire Prevention Week.

Complete a Home Fire Escape Plan for a chance to win a $200 gift card and fire prevention materials for your classmates and teacher.

Get everyone in your home involved and:

  • Download the Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF, 3467 KB)
  • Draw a map of your home, showing two ways out of every room in case of emergency.
  • Complete the Contest Entry Form (fillable PDF, 513 KB) and along with your Home Fire Escape Plan, submit both to Manitoba Municipal Relations c/o The Office of the Fire Commissioner by:
    • Email:
    • Fax: 204-726-6847
    • Mail: 1601 Van Horne Avenue East, Brandon MB R7A 7K2

You can also download a contest entry form (PDF 888 KB).

2021 Contest Winners

526 students from Manitoba participated. Congratulations to the winners from 2021:

  • Kindergarden - Sagkeeng Elementary - Pine Falls
  • Grade 1 - Hazel M. Kellington School - Neepawa
  • Grade 2 - Benito School - Benito
  • Grade 3 - Niverville Elementary - Niverville
  • Grade 4 - Happy Thought School - East Selkirk