Fire Prevention Week

Dear students and families,


It’s Fire Prevention Week from October 3-9! This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.


With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, the Guelph Fire Department would like remind everyone about the importance of the sounds of fire safety in your homes. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are required in your homes by law and work to ensure you and your families are able to safely escape your home in the event of an emergency. We at Guelph Fire have included some valuable fire safety brochures for you to review with the people you live with. Should you have any questions with about fire safety, feel free to contact us at 519 763-8111 or email


We would also like to invite you to test your knowledge of fire safety with our virtual quiz. Using the game-based learning tool Kahoot!, you can participate in a virtual multiple-choice quiz to discover how much you both know about the sounds your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make while making sure you and your family are safe at home.

Play the virtual Kahoot! Quiz online between October 3 and October 24 at  “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” – Kahoot! Challenge

There’s no limit to the number of times you can play, so challenge yourself to get the top score and be a fire safety champion.


Yours in fire safety,


The Guelph Fire Dept.