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Canada's statistics of fire-related deaths and burn injuries are among the worst in the industrialized world. On average, approximately 500 Canadians lose their lives to fire annually. A large percentage of these victims are children.


Canada became the first country in which the Learn Not To Burn® program was implemented nationally. The Learn Not To Burn® program teaches 22 fire and burn prevention behaviours to elementary school children, and 8 behaviors to preschool children. Based on the National Fire Protection Association's curriculum, it includes songs, stories, puppets, games and other activities to teach fire safety behaviours (e.g., Stop, Drop and Roll, crawl low under smoke) in a way that children can understand and remember. This program has been credited with saving lives throughout North America.


Brandon Fire & Emergency Services graciously accepts the generous donations of the:


Kiwanis colour logo                      burn fund logo


LogoDickAgencies       andLogoGuildInsuranceBrokers




for their financial contributions towards the operation of the Learn Not To Burn® program in our community.


In 2012, the Learn Not to Burn Program reached 2,586 students belonging to 127 classrooms in 19 schools. This was a 10% overall increase in student participation over 2011. To increase the availability of material, Google translate is available for the activities that are sent home with students on our website (see below on this page).


As a result of the success of presenting the Learn Not to Burn® Program since September 1997, Brandon Fire & Emergency Services is the proud recipient of the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant in the amount of $2500. Funds were used to produce the printed material that will be distributed to students for the 2013/2014 school year. We are the first fire service in Manitoba and only one of five fire services in Canada to receive a FM Global Fire Prevention Grant for fire prevention efforts.


If you home school your children, please contact the department for age appropriate fire safety material.


At Brandon Fire & Emergency Services, this program is coordinated by our Public Education Officer.  For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Learn Not to Burn School Material:

To translate this material, please click "select language" on the top right of the page.

Welcome letter to Pre-school Educators

Letter to Parents
Family Activity Checklist - Home Escape Plan
Family Activity Checklist - Smoke Alarm
Family Activity Checklist - Home Fire Safety
Family Activity Checlist - Babysitter Fire Safety


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