Fire Prevention Week kick-off in Barrie
TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2011 /CNW/ -
It's Fire Prevention Week and the theme is Protect Your Family from
Fire. To kick-off the week, the Fire Marshal of Ontario attended an
event today hosted by Barrie Fire & Emergency Service. It was designed
to urge local families to take more responsibility and protect
themselves from fire.
Important steps to protect your family from fire include:
Install working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping
areas. It's the law!
Stay in the kitchen while cooking, particularly when using oil or high
Keep a proper fitting lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches
fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.
"Too many people have died in fires that could have been prevented in
this province. It's time for people to start taking responsibility for
fire safety in their homes. It's the law in Ontario to have working
smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas."
- Ted Wieclawek, Fire Marshal of Ontario
"We've had some significant injuries and property loss due to unattended
cooking. It's important that everyone stay in the kitchen and pay
attention when cooking."
- John Lynn, Chief, Barrie Fire & Emergency Service
Barrie Fire & Emergency Service has arranged a number of events
throughout the week including:
Domino's Pizza Partnership - Fire safety messages will be posted on top
of pizza boxes throughout October. In addition, the fire department
will be delivering pizzas to select addresses. If the smoke alarms in
the home are working, the family receives the pizza free.
8th Annual Home Escape Night - On October 12, there will be a street-wide
home escape drill at Brucker Road. Two rescue crews will be on hand to
provide truck tours and demonstrations.
Canadian Fire Safety Day - On October 15th, the fire department will be at both Canadian Tire locations (320
Bayfield St. and 75 Mapleview Drive West) and raising awareness about
Fire Station Open Houses - On October 16th, fire stations in Barrie will open their doors from 9:00 am to noon to
talk to families about how to protect themselves from fire.
Visit www.ofm.gov.on.ca for additional information on fire safety and prevention.
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SOURCE Office of the Fire Marshal - Media Relations
For further information:
Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3138
Bev Gilbert, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3178