Fire Prevention Week

NFPA Fire Prevention Week 2020

Contest Information and Rules

CRFD Fire Safety @ Home contest!

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department invites you to practice fire safety at home! Participating families are asked to tune into the Town’s Facebook throughout the week of Oct. 5-9 to learn about fire safety in the kitchen and the home. 

One lucky family will win a grand prize of dinner delivered from a local restaurant by CRFD in a firetruck. 

How to enter:

  1. Take a picture showing how your family serves up fire safety in the kitchen and beyond.
  2. Upload your family's photograph and fill out the contest entry form. 

Entry Form

All entries must be received before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. 

On Monday, Oct. 12, one winning family will be drawn from those who have successfully submitted a photo and brief description. The winner will be notified through email and announced on Facebook. 

We can’t wait to see what residents are doing to keep their kitchens and homes safe! 

CRFD Fire Safety @ Home contest!

 

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department(CRFD) invites you show us how you practice fire safety at home!


Participating families are asked to tune into the town’s social media channels throughout the week of October 5-9 to learn about fire safety in the kitchen and the home. 

 

Grand Prize:  Dinner delivered to your home in a firetruck!  CRFD  will order dinnerfor the winning family from  a local restaurant and the station closest to the winner’s home will deliver the dinner to their house and leave it on porch.

 

How do you enter?


  1. Take a picture showing how your family “serves up fire safety in the kitchen” and beyond

  2. Go to Fire Prevention Week 2020, upload your family's photograph and fill out the contest entry form


All entries must be received BEFORE 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020. 

 

On Monday, October 12, one winner will be randomly drawn from families who have successfully submitted a photo and brief description.  Winner will be announced on Facebook.


CRFD can’t wait to see what residents are doing to keep their kitchens and homes safe! 

 

Contest rules:

  1. This contest is open to those who live in the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue protection district.

  2. To be entered into the grand prize drawing a family must have submitted one picture of their family and a brief description explaining how the family is practicing fire safety in the kitchen and beyond.

  3. Only one entry accepted per family per address for the entirety of the contest.  All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 11, 2020

  4. All grand prize eligible families will be randomly placed into a number line on an excel spreadsheet.  A winner will be selected by using a Google random number generator.  The family assigned to the number chosen will win the grand prize. 

  5. All questions about this event should be emailed to fireeducator@crgov.com with a subject- CRFD Fire Safety @ Home Contest

  6. By entering this contest, I hereby grant the Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department the right and license to use my submitted photographs in Castle Rock’s materials for internal and external audiences.  These materials include but are not limited to social media, brochures, news releases, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videos and web sites.

CRFD Fire Safety @ Home contest!

 

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department(CRFD) invites you show us how you practice fire safety at home!


Participating families are asked to tune into the town’s social media channels throughout the week of October 5-9 to learn about fire safety in the kitchen and the home. 

 

Grand Prize:  Dinner delivered to your home in a firetruck!  CRFD  will order dinnerfor the winning family from  a local restaurant and the station closest to the winner’s home will deliver the dinner to their house and leave it on porch.

 

How do you enter?


  1. Take a picture showing how your family “serves up fire safety in the kitchen” and beyond

  2. Go to Fire Prevention Week 2020, upload your family's photograph and fill out the contest entry form


All entries must be received BEFORE 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020. 

 

On Monday, October 12, one winner will be randomly drawn from families who have successfully submitted a photo and brief description.  Winner will be announced on Facebook.


CRFD can’t wait to see what residents are doing to keep their kitchens and homes safe! 

 

Contest rules:

  1. This contest is open to those who live in the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue protection district.

  2. To be entered into the grand prize drawing a family must have submitted one picture of their family and a brief description explaining how the family is practicing fire safety in the kitchen and beyond.

  3. Only one entry accepted per family per address for the entirety of the contest.  All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 11, 2020

  4. All grand prize eligible families will be randomly placed into a number line on an excel spreadsheet.  A winner will be selected by using a Google random number generator.  The family assigned to the number chosen will win the grand prize. 

  5. All questions about this event should be emailed to fireeducator@crgov.com with a subject- CRFD Fire Safety @ Home Contest

  6. By entering this contest, I hereby grant the Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department the right and license to use my submitted photographs in Castle Rock’s materials for internal and external audiences.  These materials include but are not limited to social media, brochures, news releases, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videos and web sites.

Contest rules:

  1. This contest is open to those who live in the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue protection district.
  2. To be entered into the grand prize drawing a family must have submitted one picture of their family and a brief description explaining how the family is practicing fire safety in the kitchen and beyond.
  3. Only one entry accepted per family per address for the entirety of the contest.  All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020
  4. All grand prize eligible families will be randomly placed into a number line on an excel spreadsheet. A winner will be selected by using a Google random number generator. The family assigned to the number chosen will win the grand prize. 
  5. All questions about this event should be emailed to fireeducator@crgov.com with a subject- CRFD Fire Safety @ Home Contest
  6. By entering this contest, I hereby grant the Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department the right and license to use my submitted photographs in Castle Rock’s materials for internal and external audiences. These materials include but are not limited to social media, brochures, news releases, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videos and websites.

Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020 is Oct. 4-10, and firefighters across the country are encouraging everyone to practice safe cooking in the kitchen. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States. Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. Practice safe kitchen cooking by:

  1. Never leave your cooking unattended. Stay in the kitchen and check your food regularly.
  2. Move anything that can burn away from any hot cooking surfaces to avoid catching items on fire.
  3. Set a timer to avoid burning food.
  4. Keep pets and children out of the kitchen while cooking.
  5. Keep a lid nearby. If a fire starts in your pan, put the lid over top and turn off the burner.
  6. Test your smoke alarms! Working smoke alarms save lives! 

If a fire occurs in the kitchen, or anywhere in your home, get outside and dial 9-1-1. Do not re-enter your home until firefighters say it's OK! 

Safety Activities

Age appropriate ideas for kids helping in the kitchen (PDF)
Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen coloring sheet (PDF)
Family Cooking Safety Checklist (PDF)
Cooking with Kids Recipes (PDF)
Hot or Not Sorting Game (PDF)

If a fire occurs in your home, you should know how to exit quickly. Use this Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF) to plan and practice! In the event of a fire, you and your family will know how to safely exit your home. 

Fire Prevention Week History

The National Fire Protection Association annually honors Fire Prevention Week near Oct. 9, which is the anniversary of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. The fire killed about 300 people and left more than 100,000 residents homeless, so Fire Marshal Association started the commemorative week to prevent future fires.