Office of the Fire Marshal and Toronto Fire Services offer tips to keep the public and their homes safe from fire this holiday season
TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ -
What: Traditionally, the holidays are the most dangerous time of year
for fires and fire fatalities in Ontario. Cooking fires are the
leading cause of home fires.
The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) and Toronto Fire Services
(TFS) are holding a news conference to show the many ways the
public can prevent fire from occurring in their home during the
holiday season. There will be live demonstrations on cooking and
candle safety and the importance of working smoke alarms.
Who: The Honourable Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community and
Pat Burke, Ontario Fire Marshal
William Stewart, Toronto Fire Chief
When: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Toronto Fire Station No.333
207 Front Street East, Toronto
(On Front Street, one block east of Sherbourne Street)
Media A home safety tour of a nearby house to identify potential fire
Note: hazards in the home is available to the media immediately after
the news conference or later in the day. If you would like to
schedule a tour, please contact Gina Pontikas at the OFM
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-325-3155 for details in
advance of the news conference.
SOURCE Office of the Fire Marshal - Media Relations
For further information: For further information: Gina Pontikas, Office of the Fire Marshal, (416) 325-3155; Bev Gilbert, Office of the Fire Marshal, (416) 325-3178