As part of Fire Prevention Week, from October 9 to 15, 2022, the Emergency and Fire Protection Service is organizing several awareness activities.
Do you have an evacuation plan?
In the event of a fire, did you know that you may have less than three minutes to evacuate your home?
To do so, you must have working smoke alarms and have prepared an evacuation plan with all members of the household.
The Emergency and Fire Protection Service reminds you that your evacuation plan must include:
- the emergency exits (main door, windows, patio door);
- the routes by room to the emergency exits;
- the assembly point, located outside and accessible in all seasons;
- and the location of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and portable fire extinguishers.
Place the evacuation plan in plain sight and conduct evacuation drills at least once a year.
Click HERE to prepare your own plan!
Take advantage of this year's Grand Evacuation on Tuesday, October 11, to practice your evacuation plan.
Held annually as part of Fire Prevention Week, the Grand Evacuation is designed to educate families on the importance of being prepared in the event of a fire. Through practice, you will be able to identify the problems you may encounter during an actual evacuation: smoke, blocked exit, small child or person with reduced mobility needing help to evacuate, etc.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., trucks from the Emergency and Fire Protection Service, equipped with a huge smoke alarm, will parade through the streets of certain neighbourhoods in Pincourt.
As soon as you hear the siren, put your evacuation plan into action, time yourself and make sure the whole family is able to get to the assembly point within 3 minutes.
Firefighters will greet you outside, give you advice and answer all your questions. Prizes will be drawn from all participating households.
The streets on which firefighters will be passing through for the Grand Evacuation 2022 will be revealed soon.
To end Fire Prevention Week in style, the Fire Protection and Emergency Service invites residents to attend its Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For this event, the Pincourt fire station, located at 699 Cardinal-Léger Blvd. will be open to the public. A unique opportunity to learn more about your fire department.
On the program: visits of the fire station and fire trucks, simulations, attendance prizes, inflatable games, and much more.
A date to circle on your calendar!