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Public Education

Centre Wellington Fire Rescue host fire safety seminars at all area schools and public education displays and seminars for children's groups, seniors and other private groups throughout the year.

Centre Wellington Fire Rescue provides a variety of residential and commercial fire education programs.

Our goal is to educate everyone from children and youths to adults and seniors the importance of Fire Safety at home, at school and at work.

Some of the available programs are:

  • School visits
  • Fire hall tours
  • Fire safety trailer
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Community engagement talks

For more information, or to inquiry about one of our programs please contact Fire Administration Office at 519-843-1950 

There are some great resources to teach kids about fire safety. Teaching kids about fire safety is important to keeping your family safe.

Have fun while learning all about Fire Safety from these websites.

Do not be afraid of firefighters when there is a fire or an emergency, firefighters are your friends!

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

  • Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.
  • The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home.
  • Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
  • Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers free Safety Tip Sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics in multiple languages.

Easy-to Read Handouts

Click here to access NFPA's easy-to-read educational handouts with illustrations in multiple languages. 

Topics include:

  • Smoke Alarm
  • Cooking Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Escape Planning
  • Escape Practice
  • Heating Safety

Tip Sheets

Click here to access NFPA's tip sheets. 

Languages available are:

  • Bengali
  • French
  • German
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

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