Home Escape Planning

TVOKids and the OFMEM want all families to "Push the Button!"

TVOKids and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) are teaming up once again to raise awareness about the importance of early detection by asking Ontario families to test their smoke alarms.

This year’s spring campaign begins on February 24 and ends on March 9. (see posters, in English and French).

The Georgina Fire Department is encouraging everyone in our community to “Push the Button!” and test the smoke alarms in your homes. Kids at home will love the permission to “Push the Button!” to hear if the alarms are working.

Once you have tested your smoke alarms, kids are encouraged to go to tvokids.com between February 24 and March 9 and enter the number of alarms they have tested. The number will be added to TVOKids “Push the Button!” counter. Kids will also be able to print a special “Push the Button” certificate.

Please note: TVOKids.com is an English language website and so the “Push the Button” certificates are only available in English.

For some added fun, TVOKids.com has a great online and interactive fire safety game for children 11 and under. Hot Spot or Not encourages players to identify fire safety hazards in a house or apartment, room by room.

So Georgina, let’s start pushing those buttons!!!!