Kits available on a first-come-first-serve basis with participating schools

Ajax Fire & Emergency Services (AFES) is once again leading an educational fire safety initiative for local elementary students. Dedicated to helping youth get the information they need to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities, this is the 11th time AFES has brought an award-winning safety resource to area kids.

Each participating student will receive a copy of Fire Safety: Smart choices for LIFE, a comprehensive 112-page handbook geared to youth, which is full of useful information about avoiding fire, planning an escape route from your home and what to do if fire breaks out. The materials are produced by Community Safety Net, and are widely used to educate youth about fire prevention.

In addition to educating youth, Fire Safety: Smart choices for LIFE is a comprehensive family resource. It offers health and first-aid information, along with great safety tips for parents, teachers, and babysitters. A free downloadable app for smartphones and tablets is included, which is customized to provide local safety contact numbers — along with safety tips, videos and other important safety information. This valuable safety resource was made available through the generous support of local businesses and organizations.


“The community safety net program provides AFES with an excellent resource to help teach and reinforce fire safety messages to elementary students. Our goal is to teach children how to be safe to prevent fires and know what to do in case a fire happens. We hope that children who learn about fire safety through a variety of mediums will grow up to be fire safe adults. We appreciate the support from the business and organizations in Ajax that donated funds to cover the production costs of the Community Safety Net resources.”

- Shelley Langer, Fire Prevention Inspector

Learn More

  • For more information about the program and kits please contact Shelley Langer, Fire Prevention Inspector, at 905-619-2529, ext. 6056.