Burn Awareness Week – Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

burn week poster to use

Teach kids the importance of Burn & Fire Safety with the fun to use Burn Awareness Week Poster Contest.

Acting Mayor Margaret Hathaway proclaimed January 31st to February 6th, Burn Awareness Week in the City of Powell River at last week’s Council meeting.

The purpose of Burn Awareness Week is to prevent burn injuries through education and awareness of potentially harmful situations, said Tricia Greenwood, Office Coordination and Public Educator for Powell River Fire Rescue, in a January 11th letter to Mayor David Formosa and City Council. “The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund sponsors the program by producing safety tip information and various activity sheets aimed at students, from pre-school to grade seven,” her letter stated. “All of which are accessible on their website at www.burnfund.org.”

The Burn Awareness program is educational, fun and interactive, and includes a popular colouring contest. It is designed to be delivered in the classroom with age appropriate safety lessons for K-7. However, anyone can access the program, which includes burn awareness safety tip information, student activity sheets, quizzes, colouring pages, and animated videos. The program is available in PDF format for easy download and printing. To access poster contest rules and  curriculum materials, click here.

The Burn Fund is a registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association. It provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,700 professional fire fighters from 50 communities in British Columbia and Yukon dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention Program.


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