News & Public Notices
KFR launches contest to encourage kids and their families to develop and practice their home escape plan
September 12, 2019 -
Kingston Fire & Rescue invites young people to plan and practice their home escape plan with their families for a chance to win tickets to the Oct. 10 Gaels vs. Guelph Gryphons game at Richardson Stadium.
"In the event of a fire, you may have as little as two minutes to safely exit your home. Having a plan in place so your family knows exactly what to do is essential," says Chief Fire Prevention Officer Ted Posadowski.
"We hope this contest provides residents with an added incentive to sit down as a family and create a home escape plan," he adds.
This contest runs until Oct. 2 and is open to young people aged 2 to 13 who, with help from a grown-up, successfully complete and practice their home escape plan, and submit a ballot. Ten winners will be selected through a random draw, and will receive two tickets to the Gaels game, the opportunity to participate in a half-time firefighter challenge, and a KFR Hero Kit!
How to participate:
- Download and print the KFR home escape plan worksheet. If you don't have a printer, visit one of the following locations during hours of operation to pick up your worksheet: 500 O'Connor Dr. or a Kingston Frontenac Public Library urban branch. Please note: worksheets will be available at libraries as of Sept. 16!
- As a family, complete and practice your home escape plan. Fill-in and detach the ballot on the second page of the worksheet and return it to one of the City locations listed above.
Winners will be contacted directly Oct. 4.
"We hope families take the time to participate in this fun contest," says Posadowski.
Stay tuned. As we approach Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, Kingston Fire & Rescue will be announcing more community events and opportunities to learn, prepare and win!Share.