In the Community

Firefighters’ Burn Fund Fire Safety Trailer

On Friday, June 10, 2011, the first Firefighters’ Burn Fund Fire Safety Trailer was unveiled at the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs conference in Brandon, Manitoba.

Since then, this program has seen 22 Fire Safety Trailers deployed throughout the province. The trailers are provided to mutual aid districts, who work together under the direction of the Office of the Fire Commission to provide interactive fire safety training, emergency-response service and education to young people.

“We are very proud to support the Manitoba Firefighters’ Burn Fund and fire-prevention education throughout Manitoba,” said Brian Esau, President and CEO of Red River Mutual. “Our company is committed to protecting people from loss and we’re excited about helping get these prevention trailers into the community, teaching fire prevention at schools, festivals and other events.

The trailers are targeted at elementary school-aged children and are designed inside to look like a very familiar environment — a house.

Children learn about fire safety through the use of props like smoke machines and heated doors that simulate a real house fire. The trailers also offer:

  • accessibility for students with disabilities
  • a working bedroom window to simulate an escape route
  • an instruction area for children to listen to a safety presentation
  • a flat-screen TV visible from outside the trailer that can show fire-prevention messages to waiting students
  • a self-contained control room for the instructor to manipulate the props

For more information about Red River Mutual’s involvement in the Fire Safety Trailer Program, please contact