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

Congratulations to 7-year old Emmet, from Warsaw ON, whose home fire escape drawing was selected as the winner of the 2021 OAFC Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

During the OAFC's 2021 Fire Prevention Month contest, the Douro-Dummer Fire Services (DDFS) distributed contest entry forms to eligible students at Warsaw Public School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School.

Last month, DDFS personnel met Emmet and his family to present him with his prize. Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen presented Emmet with a framed copy of his contest entry, complete with a first prize ribbon.

In addition to that, Emmet received a gift basket and cheque for $500 from the OAFC, as well as a gift certificate from the Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association to use at the Kawartha Buttertart Factory. To top it off, Emmet, his sister Mya Lynn, and Aunt Andrea got to take a ride in a fire truck with their favourite Firefighter, Wayne Greystock.

Emmet completed his entry form with the help of his sister Mya Lynn and Nana, making this a family activity.  By working together as a family to complete this contest, all family members learned together how to safety escape their home in an emergency and where to meet once they've left. 

“We are grateful for all the children that took the time to prepare a plan to ensure they know two ways out of their home in the event of a fire. We are so proud of Emmet who submitted a great picture, showing just that, and won first place in the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs’ contest” said Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen.

OAFC 2022 Fire Prevention Month Contest - Coming 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.

In 2021, Will Fightfire and Fiona Firesafety asked 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, 2022. 
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, 2022.  


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