Fire Safety Programs
Chestermere Fire Services is proud to offer a number of Fire Safety Programs to the community.
If you have any questions about these fire Safety Programs, or would like to schedule a home inspection, please call the Fire Hall at (403) 272-9878.
Chestermere Fire Services offers home safety surveys to residents who request this service.
Home Safety Surveys are an important element in proactively reducing the risk of a fire in your home. About the program:
- Firefighters will come to your home and speak to you about fire home safety
- Voluntary non-enforcement verbal survey to homeowners
- Offer advice on how to prevent fires and injuries in your home.
- Offer suggestions on making your home a safer place
- Optional home check
Chestermere Fire Services crews will be around the community from June to October 2017. If they missed you, or would like a visit earlier contact (403) 272-9878 to book an appointment.
Chestermere Fire Services has developed an early education presentation sponsored by BIC for children ages 6 and under. The interactive program covers fire safety that is age appropriate.
How this program works:
- At your request, you can come to the Chestermere Fire Station Monday-Friday 830am-430pm and sign out our Play Safe Be Safe program package.
- Once you have gone through the provided lesson plan with your students, you can request a time for CFS to attend to reinforce the lesson plan.
- Once the attendance has been booked, CFS will attend and reinforce the following lessons
- My friend the Firefighter
- Stop drop and Roll
- Crawl low under smoke
- Safe to Play! Keep away
The Play Safe Be Safe package contains an activity book, DVD and card games. Once the program has been completed at the school level, the Fire Department will then be contacted to book a 45 minute visit to reinforce the Play Safe Be Safe program. Chestermere Fire Services will no longer be doing Fire Hall tours for children ages five and under. Instead, the Play Safe Be Safe program will be a new fun and interactive way to teach fire safety for children under five.
Contact Chestermere Fire Services at (403) 272-9878 to get the Play Safe Be Safe package.
Chestermere fire Services is proud to take part in this Fire Safety Coalition with Rockview Fire Services, Cochrane Fire Services, and Airdrie Fire Department. Our Corporate sponsor Conoco-Phillips has generously provided funding to supplement our Fire Prevention/Public Education budget so that we can better serve our residents.
Each year in October, Chestermere Fire Services acknowledges Fire Prevention Week with fire prevention facts and tips from our Chestermere Firefighters. Visit the City's Facebook & Twitter during the week for updates!
Each year we ask Chestermere children and youth to participate in the Jr. Firefighter program. More info here.
The following was taken from the NFPA website:
- Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
- A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code® requires interconnected smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
- Everyone in the household must understand the escape plan. When you walk through your plan, check to make sure the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be opened easily.
- Choose an outside meeting place (i.e. neighbour's house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
- Go outside to see if your street number is clearly visible from the road. If not, paint it on the curb or install house numbers to ensure that responding emergency personnel can find your home.
- Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department. That way any member of the household can call from a neighbour's home or a cellular phone once safely outside.
- If there are infants, older adults, or family members with mobility limitations, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in the fire drill and in the event of an emergency. Assign a backup person too, in case the designee is not home during the emergency.
- If windows or doors in your home have security bars, make sure that the bars have emergency release devices inside so that they can be opened immediately in an emergency. Emergency release devices won't compromise your security - but they will increase your chances of safely escaping a home fire.
- Tell guests or visitors to your home about your family's fire escape plan. When staying overnight at other people's homes, ask about their escape plan. If they don't have a plan in place, offer to help them make one. This is especially important when children are permitted to attend "sleepovers" at friends' homes. See NFPA's "Sleepover fire safety for kids" fact sheet.
- Be fully prepared for a real fire: when a smoke alarm sounds, get out immediately. Residents of high-rise and apartment buildings may be safer "defending/sheltering in place."
- Once you're out, stay out! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.
When Disaster strikes Chestermere Fire Services will be there to provide our residents emotional reassurance to best aid them in transitioning back to their normal life. After an emergency, Chestermere Fire Fighters will canvas the area affected by the emergency to deliver relevant educational information pieces and support services to aid in the recovery of those who are affected. The support provided by Chestermere Fire Services will enable people to gain closure from the incident and move forward with an enhanced relationship with Chestermere Fire crews.
These care packs that reside on our apparatus are a resource for front line crews that support existing community fire prevention/education programs. These packs will contain a variety of fire education information, extra smoke alarms and batteries, home safety survey checklists, fire hats, other municipal information, and trauma stuffed animals. These care packs provide crews with the resources to assist the public while dealing with anything from a car accident, to a child’s first time seeing the inside of a fire truck.
Any event can be a lasting memory and CFS wants to ensure that we do our best to make it a positive experience