Fire Safety
Featured Article
Educational Programs offered by Fire Prevention's Public Education Division

Fire Extinguishers (FX) - A hands on training session for employees of industrial, commercial and institutional occupancies to learn the safe and correct procedure of operating a portable fire extinguisher. Training takes place at their workplace and consists of an indoor classroom and outdoor practical session. The new state of the art training equipment is environmentally friendly and is designed to ensure the correct procedure and technique is being used. A fee of $530.00 (plus HST) is charged per 25 persons. This is a very popular program; to avoid being disappointed register early.

Fire Safety Plans (FSP) - Requests, primarily from business Health and Safety groups, for assistance with the implementation of Fire Safety Plans with particular emphasis on evacuation procedures. An extension of this program is the training of Chief Fire Warden and Fire Wardens.

Fire Warden Training - In depth training of Fire Wardens in the proper execution of an emergency evacuation as outlined in the Fire Safety Plan. Proper steps to take in clearing their area and reporting to Chief Fire Warden.

Evacuation Drills - This program is an extension of FSP program and is offered to companies who are working to develop an approved FSP. We meet with company representatives to first examine what evacuation process they may have in place. This allows us to evaluate their process and to assist them, where necessary, to revise their drills to meet our model. When possible, the area Inspector/Crew is invite to witness the evacuation.

Learn Not To Burn (LNTB) - A school based program administered by the teachers to students from K-8. The program is comprised of 22 fire safety behaviours covered in both pro-active and re-active subjects. Our staff provide an overview of the program to teachers, parent groups and students in general assembly situations as to how the fire safety behaviour lessons might be incorporated into the normal school curriculum.

Fire Safety House (FSH) - A forty ft. modified trailer is used primarily for community events and public displays to teach home fire safety lessons to adults and children in the community.  Visitors are required to identify several hazards and how to correct them to prevent accidents or fire reinforcing the fire safety lessons and behaviours introduced through the LNTB program.

The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) - A program designed to assist children and their families in dealing with a child who is involved with fire play or fire setting. The two main aspects of the program are mental health and education. When called, a Pub. Ed Officer visits the home to make sure that the home is fire safe. The file is then sent to a MFES facilitator who contacts the adult guardian to arrange three educational sessions. The guardian is also required to contact Peel Children Centre to arrange for counselling for the child.

Home Fire Safety (HFS) - This program is extremely flexible and adapted to suite the different needs of various groups. With varied changes in the content, HFS is used for office staff, new moms, executives and travellers etc... One important modification is the use of HFS in conjunction with the home visit portion of TAPP-C.

High-rise Safety - Another extension of HFS but directed at residents of High-rise buildings. The main thrust is evacuation procedures for the residents.

Seniors - Several programs have been used to serve this group but at the present time, NFPA?s "Remembering When" program is the method adopted. The Adult Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) of which M.F.& E.S. is an active partner, hold day-long seminars in various community centres throughout the Region of Peel centred on 8 fall and 8 fire prevention messages. The local production of a new video entitled "The Antics of Harold & Stanley" bring home the, fire safety, falls prevention, and accidental burns messages in a humorous and insightful way.

Careers - This program is directed primarily at grades 7-12. The emphasis is higher education for whatever career is chosen. A career in the Fire Service is introduced to and discussed with the students.

Firefighter in the Community - Designed for the pre-schooler, this program shows the student how all emergency services work together within the community to help assure that all residents are safe. The program reinforces that firefighters are trusted helpers and not to be afraid of them even though they may appear scary in their full protective clothng.

Mall Displays - This program involves Pub. Ed static or manned displays such as for Fire Prevention Week, Health and Safety Week, Police Week, Public Works Week, Parks and Rec Week, Family Days or special events weeks at various retail outlets such as Loblaws, Home Depot, Costco and others.






Contact:
Public Education Section Fire Prevention Division
905-615-4377
fire.education@mississauga.ca


pcomapp01:8851