Saskatchewan Declares Fire Prevention Week | SPSA

Saskatchewan Declares Fire Prevention Week

Released on October 6, 2023

Today, Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman along

with Saskatchewan Fire Commissioner Marlo Pritchard officially proclaimed
Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8 to 14.

"This week is about everyone in the community taking time to see what they can do to keep themselves and their loved ones safer in the home," Merriman said. "Children, teenagers, adults and seniors are all at risk and should know what to do in the event of a fire."

The theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week is Cooking safety starts with YOU.
Pay attention to fire prevention

The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. It is vital to stay in the kitchen while frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food. Safe cooking starts with you.  

"Most fires that occur in the kitchen are preventable," Pritchard said. "Simple steps like setting a timer to remind you that you are cooking and having a one-metre
'kid free zone' around the stove can keep everyone safe."

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) will recognize Fire Prevention Week
by partnering with the Warman Fire Department for a public education event to be held at the Warman Fire Hall on October 11. The event will include a live safety demonstration and interactive activities such as the Public Education trailer for students. The public are welcome to attend.

To learn more about the SPSA or find out more about fire prevention visit


For more information, contact:

Kara Slobodzian
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Phone: 306-798-0094
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