Fire Prevention Week

What is it?

Every Second Counts - Plan Two Ways Out! That is the message fire and life safety educators in the Northwest Territories promoted during Fire Prevention Week 2017.  The focus of this year’s campaign was to help raise awareness on keeping your family safe by having a home fire escape plan and practicing it regularly.

Each year the Office of the Fire Marshal partners up with the NWT Fire Chiefs Association, fire departments and schools throughout the NWT to teach children and their families about fire safety.

Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about MACA’s Home Fire Safety Contest.


We would like to congratulate this year’s contest winners:

Participant Name:  Shaylyn Hope
Community:  Nahanni Butte

Participant Name:  Neva Olvera
Community: Fort Smith

Participant Name:  Hadley Olson
Community: Yellowknife


Each home fire safety prize kit included:

  • A fire truck LEGO set;
  • Home smoke/carbon monoxide alarms; and
  • A home fire escape ladder.


MACA would like to thank everyone who participated.  You are all winners for increasing awareness and taking important fire safety measures in your home!