AFAC National Fire Prevention Awareness Week 2021 (Formally the National Poster Contest)

NFPA Fire Prevention week is October 3-9, 2021.

This year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

Every year, the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) collaborates with communities to promote fire safety through our national Fire Safety Poster Contest.

This year, AFAC is shifting the focus from a poster contest to a teacher-led lesson plan on fire prevention for school aged children. This comprehensive package will provide teachers and community educators with everything they need to teach and learn the sounds of fire safety!

Full-time students from preschool to Grade 12 attending a Band or federally operated school are eligible to participate. We also encourage educators working in after school care programs, community centers and other youth programs to participate as well.

What’s included?

Three (3) lesson plans are available and can be tailored to meet the needs of your class or group.

Kindergarten – Primary

20 – 30 mins lesson plan on smoke alarms

Materials include a lesson plan, colouring sheet, and a letter for the family to send home with the student.


30 – 40 mins lesson plan on the top causes of fire, fire extinguishment, and home escape planning. This lesson plan includes a fun and interactive Jeopardy game.

Materials include a lesson plan, activity sheets, colouring sheets, a letter to send home to the family, and an interactive Fire Safety Jeopardy game.

Junior/Senior High School

30 mins lesson plan on how to conduct a fire alarm inspection (i.e. how to change the batteries)

Materials include a lesson plan, supplementary introductory video (YouTube video), youth/adult colouring sheet, and the optional Fire Safety Jeopardy game for review of important fire & life safety information.

Please note: This lesson plan includes a video (to be played at the discretion of the teacher, should they feel it’s appropriate) plus a lecture/discussion type lesson. Props can be added to supplement and the Jeopardy game is also optional.

Register today!

Participating classes or community groups will be required to register by email at

Simply send us the following information:

  • School/Organization Name
  • Community Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Number
  • Email
  • Preference for lesson plan by email or by mail.

Prizes for Participation!

In order to be eligible for a prize, participants must email a photo of the school or community group’s display outlining the sounds of fire safety to The display can be a physical display in the school or community center lobby or a virtual one, on the school or organization’s website.

The deadline for submitting the photos of your fire prevention awareness week display must be submitted by 4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, November 19, 2021.