Firefighters answer call for burn awareness

At a program teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and their family's.

The 17th Annual Burn Awareness Week program by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters runs Feb. 3 to 9.

Through resources available online at, the program teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and helps make their families aware of potentially harmful situations.

To encourage student participation, the Burn Fund runs the annual Burn Awareness Week Poster Contest for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7. Details are available at

Every entrant receives a participation prize and fifty students will win money for their elementary school or B.C. Ministry of Education sanctioned distance education facility.

There are seven regional prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize and six $500 regional prizes.

Regions are the Lower Mainland (three winners), Vancouver Island, Kootenays, northern B.C. and the Okanagan (one winner for each area).

Forty-three students win runner-up prizes of $50 each for their school or distance education facility.

Complete prize details, rules and regulations are available online at

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 3,800 professional firefighters in B.C. dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness, Research and Prevention programs.


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