It’s Fire Prevention Week in Canada with the theme: “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to plan and practice their home fire escape plans. Local Fire Departments are getting out in the community to spread the message as well.
So how can you and your family practice fire safety? To give you the best chance at a safe exit in the event of a house fire follow these steps;
- Ensure smoke alarms are working and properly installed on every story of your home
- Identify all possible exits (doors and windows)
- Know two ways out of every room, if possible
- Determine who requires assistance to get out of the home safely, including small children, pets and older adults
- Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should gather
- Practice your plan and use different ways out of your home.
Various cities across Canada throughout the week will engage in an effort to spread educational information on Fire Safety.
The Brantford Fire Department will host a series of events in support of Fire Prevention Week, including a number of displays with educational information and a chance to see a fire truck on the following dates:
Beckett Building, 219 Colborne St. on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fresh Co., 50 Market St S. on Wednesday, October 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street on Wednesday, October 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Elements Casino Brantford, 40 Icomm Dr. on Thursday, October 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lowes – First Alert & OAFC Event, 215 Henry St. on Friday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To celebrate the end of Fire Prevention Week, an Open House will be taking place at Fire Station #4, 400 Colborne Street West, on Saturday, October 12,2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
As for the County of Brant Fire Department they will be hosting an Open House at Station 7 in St. George on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also, don’t miss them at the Burford Fall Fair from Friday, October 11 until Monday, October 14!
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For more on Fire Prevention Week check out firepreventionweek.org