Fire Prevention Week October 9 to 15, 2022

The Maple Ridge Fire Department is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. 

This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate citizens about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.  

Each day, between October 9 and 15, the City of Maple Ridge will be posting a new piece of information related to Fire Escape Planning on our social media channels. These tips could help keep you and your loved ones safe in a fire emergency. 

Follow @yourmapleridge on Facebook and keep an eye out for fun facts, tip sheets, and contest information.


  1. October 9
  2. October 10
  3. October 11
  4. October 12
  5. October 13
  6. October 14
  7. October 15

Home fire escape planning 

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and planning. 

Plan Ahead! Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.

Here is a handy tip sheet that you can download to make your home fire escape plan.

Did you know that according to an NFPA survey, only one of every three households has actually developed and practised a home fire escape plan? Follow these steps to create your family’s home safety plan today

Contest Information 

The annual Fire Prevention Week contest is open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12 who are attending an Indigenous, public or independent school in British Columbia.

Rules and Timeline

To enter, each student should do the following:

  • Complete a home fire escape plan by following the instructions. Talk to the people you live with about what you've learned and how everyone can stay safe from fire and escape quickly should one happen in your home.
  • Fill out the entry form (PDF) and send it to the BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund no later than November 4, 2022
  • Only one entry per student
  • Entries will be divided into the grade indicated on the entry form, so be sure to complete it accurately

By mail:

BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund
3891 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5V 3P1

By email:


  • 12 iPads - one per grade
  • 12 Panago pizza parties - one per grade

Winners will be contacted in December 2022. Good luck to everyone!