St. Marys Fire Department Fire Chief, Richard “Andy” Anderson and Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Brian Leverton, promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week message of ‘Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.’

St. Marys firefighters encourage everyone to “PLAN YOUR ESCAPE”

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Several exciting and educational events and activities planned for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9 to 15 and the St. Marys Fire Department is sending the important message of “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape” as part of Fire Prevention Week.

“This year our goal is to have everyone understand that in the event of a fire in your home, you may have as little as two minutes or less to safely vacate your home from the time you hear the smoke alarm,” says St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “Having a fire escape plan that everyone in your household knows, can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a fire.”

The St. Marys Fire Department has organized a variety of events and activities for Fire Prevention Week:

October 4 – 17: Home Fire Escape Plan Contest
Residents are invited to enter a Home Fire Escape Plan Contest for the chance to win a “Fire Chief Experience". More details and the Fire Escape Plan sheet can be found at Entries must be submitted to or dropped off at the St. Marys Fire Hall (172 James Street South) on or before October 17.

October 11: Sparky Visit and Swag Bag Booth
Stop by and see our firefighters and Sparky at Your Independent Grocer St. Marys from approximately 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Get a 2022 St. Marys Fire Department reusable bag (with important fire safety information and swag). See Sparky and get a photo with one of the St. Marys fire trucks!

October 12: St. Marys Fire Department Open House
Members of the St. Marys Fire Department are excited to host our entire community for an open house event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Station tours, equipment demonstrations, refreshments and a chance to meet the local firefighters will accompany the star of the show: our new fire hall!

October 19: Annual Door to Door Visits
St. Marys firefighters will be visiting 1000 St. Marys homes in one night to hand out 2022 Swag Bags and help educate residents on the importance of fire safety!

For more information on Fire Prevention Week 2022, visit the Town’s website (, Facebook page ( and Twitter account (

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Richard “Andy” Anderson | Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief
519-274-3939 |