KFR Contest Encourages Families to Develop Home Escape Plan

Published on: 2019/09/12 - in News

Kingston Fire & Rescue has launched a contest for young people to plan and practice home escape plans with their families. Participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win tickets to the Gaels vs. Guelph Gryphons game at Richardson Stadium on October 10.

The contest is open to young people been 2 and 13 years old who successfully complete and practice their home escape plan with help from an adult, and then submit a ballot by October 2.

“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,” said 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.”

Ten winners will be selected through a random draw of ballots and each receive two tickets to the Gaels game, the opportunity to participate in a half-time firefighter challenge, and a KFR Hero Kit.

To participate in the contest, download and print the KFR Home Escape Plan worksheet.

If you don’t have a printer, a worksheet can be picked up at Kingston Fire & Rescue Headquarters (500 O’Connor Dr.) or a Kingston Frontenac Public Library urban branch during hours of operation as of September 16.

KFR asks that families complete and practice their home escape plan, then fill-in and detach the ballot on the second page of the worksheet and return it to one of the City locations listed above by October 2. Winners will be contacted on October 4.

Kingston Fire & Rescue says it will be announcing more community events and opportunities to ‘learn, prepare and win’ as Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) approaches.

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