Plan a Record-Breaking Escape

Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Department is challenging everyone in Champlain to develop their own home fire escape plan and “Plan a Record-Breaking Escape” as part of Fire Prevention Week 2022.

Champlain Township, October 9, 2022– The 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9-15 and the Champlain Fire Department is urging everyone in Champlain to “Plan a Record-Breaking Escape”!

By law, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. While Ontarians can appreciate and understand the importance of these working smoke alarms in the home, the question remains: do you know what to do once the smoke alarm sounds?

Ghislain Pigeon is challenging you to “Plan a Record-Breaking Escape”! Using the Canada’s tools and resources, gather with all members in your household to develop, plan, and practice a home fire escape plan. “Planning and practicing your home fire escape plan is the best way to make sure your entire household is prepared to safely escape in an emergency situation once the smoke alarm sounds.” explained Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Department.

Once you’ve planned your safe routes out, take a photo with your completed plan from your safe meeting spot and share it on social media using #ONRecordEscape, challenging three others to do the same!

Planning and regularly practicing your home fire escape plan is the best way to ensure you’re prepared for a safe escape in an emergency once the smoke alarm sounds.

Make an emergency plan now! Get an emergency kit ready now