Education materials for Canadian fire services

Canadian versions of NFPA’s public education resources and materials include metric measurements, Canadian spellings, Canadian data, and French Canadian translations (when available). Resources will be added as they become available.

Please check back as we will continue to add to this page. If you would like Canadian versions of particular resources, please contact NFPA public education representative Laura King.

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. Check out the website. You can also find a Canada-specific press release and talking points.

Canadian Thanksgiving is October 8

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, especially during holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Safety tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. 
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently. 
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay one metre away. 
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids; the steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns. 
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags. 
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children. 
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of children. 
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet. 
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle. 
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working; test them by pushing the test button.


NFPA joined CPSC to demonstrate the fire dangers of turkey fryers in this live burn. NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers. See more information.

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Keeping Your Community Safe with Carbon Monoxide Alarms tool kit

Carbon Monoxide toolkit coverCarbon monoxide (CO) is called the invisible killer because you cannot see it or smell it. This poisonous gas is created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane or wood, do not burn completely. The only way to detect CO is with a working CO alarm. Use the following resources from NFPA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a CO alarm awareness campaign in your community.

Remembering When book
Remembering When
Remembering When contains everything you need to conduct a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program for older adults in your community.
Safety tip sheets 

NFPA has Canadianized versions of the following safety tip sheets.

 You can also see the full listing of NFPA's safety tip sheets, many of which are suitable for Canadian audiences.

Smoke alarms
Educational messaging

The Educational Messages Desk Reference details the messages used in NFPA educational programs, curricula, and handouts, and provides educators with consistent language to use with the public. Get this free document.