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​​Central York Fire Services provides an Open House held annually in both Aurora and Newmarket in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. The Open House is held at a fire hall in Aurora and in Newmarket on separate weekends. The fire safety message from fire prevention week is the theme used for the open house.
 
Central York Fire Services will again be hosting two open house events this year the dates for these scheduled events are as follows:
 
 
Station 4-4
 
Date:        TBD - Fall 2020

Address:  1344 Wellington Street East
Time:        10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Date:        TBD - Fall 2020

Address:   984 Gorham Street
Time:       10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
ACTIVITIES:  Morning coffee and donuts, BBQ hotdogs, Tim Horton Express Train, Arts and Crafts, Fire Safety Wheel, Vehicle Rescue,  Fire Trucks, Prizes, Games, "Sparky the Fire Dog", Fire Extinguisher Demonstration, Fire safety information and much more                      
 
 
                                        THE HISTORY OF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK:
 
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                   The Great Chicago Fire, occurred on October 9, 1871, and killed
                   more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than
                   17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres in 27 hours. 
                   While the origin of the fire has never been determined, there has
                   been much speculation over how it began. One popular legend,
                   which was recently refuted by a Chicago historian, is that
                   Mrs. Catherine O'Leary was milking her cow when the animal
                   kicked over a lamp, setting the O'Leary barn on fire and starting
                   the spectacular blaze.

 

 

 

On the Great Chicago Fire's 40th anniversary, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA) sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day, advocating an annual observation as a way to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.

 

Annually, the National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA) chooses a THEME for Fire Prevention Week events.  A summary of recent years is as follows:

2019 - "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.  PLAN and PRACTICE your Escape"

2018 - "Look - Listen - Learn - Be aware:  Fire can happen anywhere"

2017 - "Every Second Counts - Plan Two Ways Out" 
 
2016 - "Don't Wait - Check the Date!" (Replace smoke alarms every 10 years)
 
2015 - "Hear the Beep where you Sleep"Little girl being shown how a fire hose works

2014 - "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives"
 
2013 -  "Prevent Kitchen Fires"
 
2012 - "Have 2 Ways Out" 
 
2011 - "Protect Your Family From Fire"
 
2010 - "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!" 
 
2009 - Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned
 
2008 - Prevent Home Fires
 
2007 - It's Fire Prevention Week! Practice Your Escape Plan

2006 - Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat

2005 - Use Candles With Care
 
2004 - It's Fire Prevention Week! Test Your Smoke Alarms
 
2003 - When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!
 
2002 - Team Up for Fire Safety
 
2001 - Cover the Bases & Strike Out Fire

 2000 - Fire Drills: The Great Escape!

 
Kids lined up by a fire hose
 

 
Face painting
 

 
How fire fighters break into a car to save a person
 

 
Fire hoses firing
 

 
Smoke demonstration
 

 
Little kids dressed up as fire fighters,

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:   FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION (905) 895-9222​