Fire Prevention Week gives fire departments across the nation the opportunity to get out into the public and spread the message of fire safety. Every year there is a new theme chosen by the National Fire Protection Agency. This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

The City of Portage la Prairie fire department will kick off Fire Prevention Week with a parade, this Sunday, October 3rd at 11:00 am. The fire department will travel throughout the city, lights and sirens trying to cover a large part of the city.

The Parade Route:

  • Begin at the Fire Hall and go North to 4th Ave. Turn East on 4th Ave. and proceed to 6th St. NE.
  • 6Th St. NE to 6th Ave. Take 6th Avenue going West to 8th St. NW.
  • At 8th St. NW turn South and proceed to Sask. Ave.
  • At Sask. Ave. turn East and proceed down Sask. Ave to 9th St SE.
  • Turn South on 9th ST. SE and proceed to Queen Ave.
  • Take Queen Ave. to 5th Street SE and turn left to Crescent Road.
  • At Crescent Road turn left and proceed to Wilkinson Crescent.
  • Follow Wilkinson Crescent around the lake to Meighen Ave.
  • Follow Meighen Ave. East to Bridge Road.
  • Turn right on Bridge Road to Caledonia Street. Turn onto Caledonia St. and go to Alexander Ave.
  • Turn left on Alexander to Caithness St. Take Caithness St. back to Bridge Road.
  • Take Bridge Road back up to the Crescent Lake and proceed back to the Fire Hall.