Fire Prevention Week

Not every hero wears a cape Fire Prevention Week graphic

2019 Fire Prevention Week Theme

Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape. 

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week 2019 is Oct. 6-12, and firefighters across the country are encouraging everyone to plan and practice home escape planning. Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes. Plan and practice today!

Home Escape Plan

Enter to win dinner at the firehouse!

As if safety isn't motivating enough, your home escape plan could also be your ticket to a free dinner with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue. Create your home escape plan. Then, bring your completed plan to Station 151 (Downtown headquarters) on one of four designated drop-off days. Explain the plan to a member of CRFD and be entered* for a chance to win dinner at the firehouse for all immediate household members.

Drop-off days / times

In order to be entered, your plan must be explained to a member of CRFD during a designated drop-off day and time. Bring the plan to Station 151, 300 Perry St.:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 3-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon

Contest rules

The winner will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 23 on the Town's Facebook page (@CRgov). 

The recipient will receive dinner with our local firefighters at the fire station. Winners will be notified by CRFD and receive more details.

*Please follow these rules or your entry may not be counted:

  • You must be a resident of the Castle Rock Fire Protection District. If you are unsure if you are in the district, please email with your address to verify eligibility.
  • Only one entry per household.
  • Entries will only be accepted in person and on designated drop-off days at Station 151, 300 Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104).
  • No digital entries will be accepted.

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.