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Fire Prevention Sign Fire Prevention
The best way to stop a fire, is to never let one start, and since fire safety and prevention is all of our responsibility, we invite parents, children and educators to help make fire education an important part of your daily routine. Fires and burns continue to be a major cause of unintentional injury and death at home as well as the loss of property and personal belongings. Particularly at risk are the very young and the very old. We encourage you to view all the on-line resources available here so you can reduce your chances of being affected by the dangers of fire.

For more information or to arrange for the Fire Prevention Officer to visit you please contact cpt. Linda Robichaud or Lt. Craig Ward or call the Fire Station directly at 506.672.2702.


Fire Prevention Officers cpt. Linda Robicaud and Lt. Craig Ward delivered colourful educational presentation to the students at Fundy Shore School grades K thorough 8, St. Rose Kindergarten classes and the local Girl Guides.

An information table for the public was set up at the Quik Mart Store in Lepreau where members of the Fire Department distributed educational materials. Also an information table was set up at our yearly fall supper in conjunction with Fire Prevention week. A special thanks for all the firefighters who helped out at the store and the schools during Fire Prevention week.

And last but not least, thanks to all who helped make our Fire Safety Sign at the four corners in Lepreau a success. The sign is up and looks great and will be regularly updated with important information and fire safety reminders.

Calling 911
911 is the emergency telephone number which connects you to Ambulance, Police or Fire in an emergency situation. Calling 911 helps you reach emergency services when you require immediate assistance. In the case of a fire DO NOT use your own phone in the house. Exit the house IMMEDIATELY and either call from a cell phone or a neighbours phone.

Please give the following information to ensure a speedy response and remember to speak slowly and clearly when you explain what's happening.

  • Your municipal address (e.g. 215 Maces Bay Road, Maces Bay)
  • Your full name
  • Type of emergency
  • Your phone number
  • Do not hang up until the 911 operator tells you it's OK to do so. That way, you can be sure that the operator has all the information to get help to you fast!
  • Have someone at the side of the road to help arriving Firefighters identify your house. At night waving a flashlight is an excellent idea.

Call 911 immediately at any sign of trouble to allow us to be on our way to assist you. It is always easier to turn back if we are not needed!

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Program
Cell phones are carried by the majority of the population and ICE is a very simple, yet important method of contact for you or a loved one in case of an emergency. Simply program the number of a contact person or persons and store the name as "ICE". The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always cell phones with patients, but they didn't know which numbers to call.

The idea is that you store the word "ICE " in your cell phone address book, and with it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency ". In an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your relative or friend, by simply dialling the number programmed under "ICE". For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

Remember though that cell phones can be a distraction while driving. Please DO NOT use your cell phone for talking and text messaging while driving. Pull over and stop before using it. The life you save may be your own.

 

Musquash Fire Rescue Kids Zone
Welcome to The Kids Zone. This is the place to learn about Fire Safety, find great web sites and more. Take a Group Tour of the Musquash Fire Department, we offer tours to groups and organizations of our fire stations. Contact us at 506.672.2702 or e-mail us for more information.

Top 10 Fire Safety Tips For Kids

  1. Every home must have a working smoke alarm on each level.
  2. A grown-up should test all smoke alarms at least once a month.
  3. Every family should practice a home fire drill at least twice a year.
  4. Memorize your address and telephone number in case you need to call 911.
  5. Matches, lighters and barbecue lighters are dangerous – do not ever play with them.
  6. Only adults should use the stove and barbecue. However, kids can help the adults.
  7. Space heaters need to be at least one meter away from anything that would burn.
  8. Candles are for adult use only. Never leave them unattended.
  9. If fire happens, get out and stay out!
  10. Stop, drop and roll if your clothing should catch on fire.

Hey kids, check out these cool website's related to Fire Safety.

Sparky the Fire Dog Graphic
NFPA's Sparky the Fire Dog's®
web site.

Fire Kid's Fun Page
Fire Kid's Fun Page

USFAS Kids Page Graphic
USFA Kids web site
(United States Fire Administration).

 Tour a real Fire Truck graphic
Tour of a real fire engine.
Kent Fire
Kent Fire Department
(UK version but
excellent teaching games)
USFAS Kids Page Graphic
Elmo's Fire Safety Game.

Colouring Pages
The following colouring pages are made available from the Office of the Fire Marshal for the Province of New Brunswick. Each link will open in a new browser window. Simply print them on your printer and they are ready for you to colour them in.

Learn Not to Burn Program®
The Learn not to Burn Program takes into account what children need to know about fire and burn prevention and it teaches them in a positive, non-threatening way. For more than 20 years, Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) has been the theme and focus of NFPA's comprehensive public fire safety education initiatives. Based on NFPA's belief that fire safety information should be presented in a positive, non-threatening manner, LNTB teaches people of all ages how to make responsible choices regarding health and safety. Children in preschool through eighth grade learn 22 key fire safety behaviours available in English and French. Click here for more information on the Learn Not to Burn Program.

 

Fire Prevention Resources

Burning Permits
Burning Permits are required for most outside fires within our coverage area. The Musquash Fire Department discourages the burning of grass and other material due to the risk of damage to nearby buildings and other property. If you feel you must still burn, please follow the guidelines (including the fire being supervised at all times, have a water source on hand, and have two pointed shovels on hand) and exercise extreme caution. If the fire starts to get away from you do not hesitate - CALL 911 Immediately! Please visit this page for information. You may also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page. The Province of New Brunswick may ban open burning due to weather conditions. You can check this page or call 1.866.458.8080 for further information.

Smoke Detectors
It can never be stressed enough to make sure your smoke detectors are in working condition. Detectors should be replaced about every ten years, and batteries, although they may appear to be okay should be replaced every year. Keep the old smoke detector battery for use in remotes or toys. Never remove the battery from your smoke detector for use in toys or other items!

Check Your Fire Extinguishers
Please take a moment to check that your fire extinguishers are still charged. Take any extinguisher you are unsure of to a qualified service centre. Fire extinguishers should be placed near exits, so that if you are unable to control the fire you have a quick escape route. Call 911 immediately at any sign of trouble to allow us to be on our way to assist you. It is always easier to turn back if we are not needed!

Child Safety Window Stickers
Window stickers are available at no charge to members of the community to place on their child's bedroom windows. These reflective stickers will help us, as firefighters concentrate our initial rescue efforts on the bedrooms in case of fire. Visit either fire station or call 506.672.2702 or e-mail us for a sticker or for more information.

Dispose of Wood Stove Ashes Properly
Do Not place wood stove ashes in a compost bin or with regular household garbage. Ashes hold heat for a long time, and although they may appear cold, they may re-ignite or transfer heat to a combustible surface. Ashes should be placed in a covered metal container, and left to cool for several days outside. They may also be drenched in water or snow.

Clean Your Chimney
Remember to keep your chimney clean during burning season. Your chimney should be swept on a regular basis. 


Fire Prevention Education Brochures
The following Fire Prevention Education Brochures are made available from the Office of the Fire Marshal for the Province of New Brunswick. Each link will open an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file in a new browser window.

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