AFAC National Fire Prevention Awareness Week 2022 

2022 NFPA Fire Prevention week is

October 9th-15th.

This year’s theme is Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape!

This year, teacher-led lesson plans on fire safety and traditional fire knowledge for school-aged children will serve as the focus of our annual campaign.

The packages are age appropriate and will provide teachers and community educators options to teach both home escape planning and traditional fire safety. 

Deadline for submitting photos of fire prevention awareness week school-based displays October 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Who Can Participate in the Contest?  

Students from kindergarten to grade 6 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?  

There are three (3) age categories for the competition, and educators can choose from available lesson plans. Every lesson plan taught during fire prevention week can earn you an entry into the prize-winning draw! 

Kindergarten – Grade 1

20 – 30 min lesson plans 
Materials include a lesson plan and student response sheets. 

  • Fire Moves Quickly and Can be Slowed Down  
  • Fire in Nature  
  • Escaping Fire at Home  

Lesson Plans for K -Gr1

Grades 2 -3

20 – 30 min lesson plans 
Materials include a lesson plan and student response sheets. 

  • Fire Moves Quickly and Can be Slowed Down  
  • Fire in Nature  
  • Escaping Fire at Home  

Lesson Plans for Gr 2 & 3

Grades 4, 5 & 6

35-40 min lesson plans 
Materials include a lesson plan; posters are the anticipated outcome.
  • The Fire Triangle  
  • Ancestral Fire Safety   
  • Modern Fire Safety  

Lesson Plans for Gr 4,5 & 6

How Can My Class Participate in the Contest? 

Submit a photo of the completed student response sheets, associated artwork or other related classroom activities after teaching the NIFSC lesson plan.

Each photo submitted (up to maximum of three (3) entries) counts as an entry into the draw, and there are great prizes to be won!  

How to Enter?  

Please email your photo of student’s artwork, activity sheets, or other related activities to info@indigenousfiresafety.ca  

Please include the following information:  

  • Educator’s name 
  • School/Organization name
  • Grade
  • Community name
  • Region 
  • Mailing address 
  • Contact number 

    How are the Prizes Awarded?

    Three winners will be drawn from the regions listed below. 

    • British Columbia 
    • Alberta 
    • Saskatchewan 
    • Manitoba 
    • Ontario 
    • Quebec 
    • Maritimes 
    • Territories

    The winners of the regional contest will proceed forward to the national competition, Prizes will be determined based on the needs of the winning classrooms.   

     

    Deadline for Entry 

    The deadline for submitting your class photos is:

    Monday, October 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.  

     

     

    Most of all…HAVE FUN!

    And Share with other teachers.

    2021 Participation

    Given the ongoing pandemic, and students attending classes virtually, the traditional contest wasn’t feasible for many. The 2021-2022 National Poster Contest instead focused on a fire and life safety in the classroom through teacher-led lesson plans, created for Kindergarten, Youth and Pre-teens.

    This year’s Fire Prevention Awareness Week / National Poster Contest would like to acknowledge the following winners for their school displays highlighting the Sounds of Fire.

    Le Goff School

    Cold Lake First Nations, Alberta

    Little Buffalo School/KTCEA

    Little Buffalo, Alberta

    Tsideldel School

    Tsideldel First Nation, British Columbia

    Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig

    Walpole Island, ON

    Kikendaasogamig Elementary School,

    Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve No. 27, ON