Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - There is no better time than the present to ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of a fire. Today, as part of the #BeFireSafe national awareness campaign to raise awareness of potential fire hazards throughout the year, the Government of Canada and the Aboriginal Firefighters' Association of Canada (AFAC) are teaming up to raise awareness on the importance of a home escape plan in case of fire. 

AFAC is leading the #BeFireSafe education campaign in order to spread the word among First Nation communities across Canada about the importance of fire awareness and prevention year round both inside and outside the home.

The risk of fires in our homes is always present but can be dramatically reduced by following simple safety tips. Check your smoke alarms, practice your home escape plan and ensure your heating systems are maintained. Our cultures promotes visiting and extending hospitality, so take a few moments to advise your guests of your home escape plan and ask about your hosts' family escape plan when you travel. You might save a life by spreading fire prevention tips.

Helpful fire safety tips and additional resources can be found at the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada website at www.afac-acpi.ca.

Sincerely,
Blaine Wiggins
Executive Director
Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada

SOURCE Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC)

For further information: Blaine Wiggins, (250) 267-2579

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