Fire Prevention Week

Learn the sounds of safety

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to help you "Learn the Sounds of Safety" during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9. Knowing what your alarm is trying to tell you, could save your home or even your life in the event of a fire. 

Here's a few key tips to keep in mind:

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 siteKnowing the  can save you, your home, and your family.

  • A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • Remember, all smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years. 
  • Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory of physical disabilities.

Learn more about smoke and CO alarms at CRgov.com/SmokeAlarms

Coloring Contest

To help Castle Rock students engage with Fire Prevention Week, CRFD is hosting its annual fire safety coloring contest. This event encourages kids to "Learn the Sounds of Safety" in a creative way. 

Winners will receive a presentation by CRFD at their school, including an ice cream party for their entire class. Winning entries will also be made into a decal placed on the side of a fire truck where it will ride throughout the entire year.  

The contest is open to 3rd through 6th graders. To enter, have your student speak to their elementary school teacher, or email FireEducator@CRgov.com with questions. 

Safety Activities

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.