Fire/Life Safety Education Centre

Fire and Life Building

The Fire/Life Safety Education Centre is a hands-on learning facility for training children about fire hazards in and around the home.

Upstairs, Stephanie’s Place models an average home with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath. Children have the opportunity to find hazards and learn where to go when fire strikes and locate safe escape routes out of the house.

 

Tours are available for groups of students in Grades 1 and 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each educational session lasts about 75 minutes.

 

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services offers free buses to the education centre for students in Brampton schools. Space is limited so don’t wait to book your tour!  Click here for more information.

 

 

To book your tour please call: 905-458-5580

The Fire / Life Safety Education Centre is at 225 Central Park Drive

(one street west of Bramalea Road, north of Queen Street)

 


History  

Many people have lost their lives or property from fire. However, a community can reduce the terrible human toll by working together. The City of Brampton is tackling this problem head-on by uniting Brampton firefighters, community leaders and residents in a co-ordinated public education effort to save lives.

Members of the Brampton Fire Fighters’ Association, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, area service clubs and concerned citizens are spearheading a project to save lives and serve as a benchmark for other communities trying to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities from fires and accidents.

 

The project is to build a combined Fire/Life Safety Education Centre – the first of its kind in Ontario.

 

Drawing on the experience of regional safety villages in Peel and Waterloo Regions, Brampton’s Centre will operate independently and will provide educational programs in all aspects of Fire and Life Safety.

Fire Kills

People still die in fires in Ontario. Increasing public education is the key to decreasing the number of fatalities – lives can be saved.

 

In 1995, the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office compiled fire-loss statistics for a ten-year period, ending in 1994. The results were staggering:

 

  • 1,300 people died in fires – an average of 130 per year.
  • 23 per cent of those deaths were people younger than 20.
  • 24 per cent of those deaths were people older than 65.
  • 92 per cent of the deaths occurred in residential fires.
  • $1,700,000,000 residential fire loss.

Unfortunately, statistics for 1995 to 1998 show that Ontario did not improve its fire safety record:

 

  • 387 people died in fires — an average of 129 per year.
  • 23 percent of those deaths were people younger than 20.
  • 29 percent of those deaths were people older than 65.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services staff are taking action, Brampton has responded by providing facilities and experienced, dedicated personnel to work with the community to save lives.