The Orillia Fire Department is urging local families to “look, listen and learn.” This year, Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 7-13, will focus on preventing fires before they happen, testing early warning devices and preparing a quick exit plan.

“Fighting fires before they happen is our most effective tool,” said Orillia Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli. “Be aware of potential fire hazards; know what to do if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm activates and make sure everyone knows two ways out.”

What: Kick-off to Fire Prevention Week 2018

When: Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Orillia Home Depot, 3225 Monarch Dr.

Live demonstrations will include a real structure fire, a home sprinkler demonstration and fire extinguisher lessons.

Visit orillia.ca/whatshot for more information.