2021 OAFC Fire Prevention Contest - Show Will Fightfire & Friends How You Safely Escape Your Home in an Emergency

OAFC 2021 Fire Prevention Month Contest - Show Will Fightfire & Friends How You Safely Escape Your Home in an Emergency - Your Escape Plan Could be Chosen to Win a Fire Safety Gift Prize! - Now closed, winner will be announced soon!

Will Fightfire, Fiona Firesafety, and friends are fun educational characters that take a firm approach to fire safety and education. They are a trusted source for fire safety information and messaging, and are becoming recognizable figures that kids and adults can find in their communities. Last year, children from all over the province  contest entry forms were provided through the First Alert Canada/Lowe's Canada/RONA public education/fire prevention store events, by participating fire departments, and available as a download through our website.

This year, Will Fightfire and Fiona Firesafety want kids to show us that they know how to escape their home in an emergency by illustrating two ways out! 

The 2021 contest focuses on how families stay safe in their home, by ensuring they have two ways out of every room during an emergency.  Children first draw two ways out of every room in our house plan, and then they draw their home, and show Will Fightfire and Fional Firesafety how they would escape their own home in an emergency. Kids have their parent or guardian complete the contact form, and send to Will Fightfire and Fiona Firesafety by mailing or emailing your form. 
The contest will be run throughout October/November (which hosts Fire Prevention and Carbon Monoxide Awareness weeks), with all entries submitted back to the OAFC office by December 3, 2021. 
The child with the winning poster, will receive a special prize package, including: a fire safety gift pack, a $500 cash prize, and a customized offer from the local fire department (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions), which could include a fire station tour, a ride in a fire truck, and/or being a fire chief for a day. The contest runs from October 1 to December 2, 2021.  


Congratulations to the 2020 Winner of the Will Fightfire & Fiona Firesafety Poster Contest on How You Practice Fire Safety in Your Home, School, or Community.


Pictured from left to right: Acting Captain Chris MacDonald,
Chief Fire Prevention Officer Simon Brooks, Jenn-Marc Moncion (Rona), & Kali
Thanks in part to social media coverage of Fire Prevention Week, grade 2 teacher, Ms. Jody Anne McDonald, of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School noticed the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) 2020 Fire Prevention Poster Contest - Show Will Fightfire & Friends How You Practice Fire Safety in Your Home, School or Community and decided to incorporate it into their lesson plans and teach about fire safety.  Needless to say, the students were thrilled at the opportunity.  
“Within the classroom, art is often used as a wellness tool – a resource to express our inner feelings and emotions – a strategy for self-awareness and self-regulation. The students were eager to sharpen pencils and put ideas onto paper. The contest closed around the beginning of December so many students selected Christmas Fire Safety ideas. The creativity and conversations about Fire Safety were energetic.” - Ms. Jody Anne McDonald
Chief Fire Prevention Officer (CFPO) Simon Brooks acknowledges this celebration is a credit to many individuals, but is grateful to Rona Petawawa for allowing the Petawawa Firefighters to promote Fire Safety within the home and community. “The entry forms were available at participating fire departments, Lowe’s, and RONA stores. We are a community that grows together. We are grateful for community support throughout the year but especially when we showcase our Fire Safety Week” - CFPO Brooks. 

Selected out of the hundreds of entries received by the OAFC, Kali's picture was chosen as the grand prize winner.  Earlier this week, CFPO Brooks presented Kali with her prize package. Kali was invited to tour the fire stations in Petawawa, received a certificate recognizing her as honorary fire chief, a ride in a fire truck, and a prize package which was inclusive of a popcorn machine, smoke alarms, a children's  firefighter outfit and other great fire safety and educational items.

Details on the 2021 contest and how your community can get involved coming soon.

Did you know? 

Will Fightfire and Friends products are Canadian-made and they can be customized to your department and tailored to your community.  Contact the OAFC Board office to find out how you can customize these products. Custom products can be used as a means to engage your communities about fire safety and prevention all year long! 

Contact Us

To learn more about Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs fire prevention-CO awareness campaigns, and Will Fightfire, Fiona Firesafety and Friends, please contact the OAFC Board office by email to info@oafc.on.ca