It's Fire Prevention Week - Prevent Home Fires(C) and Injury with St. John Ambulance

    New home safety products and first aid skills reduce hazards

    OTTAWA, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - In conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week
(October 5 - 11, 2008) St. John Ambulance is proud to present its suite of
innovative home safety products. St. John Ambulance is reminding Canadians to
be first aid trained and to think about having reliable fire safety products
on hand to help prevent fires in their homes.

    Common causes of home fires:
    -   Smokers' materials and open flame
    -   Cooking equipment (stove, range, warming appliances)
    -   Heating equipment (central heating, fireplace, chimney, flue pipe,
        radiant heating)

    Based on the common causes of fire, St. John Ambulance offers the
following products that will help prevent fires, extinguish fires, or provide
protection from smoke inhalation in the case of fire and burn relief:
    FireEx Fire Blanket - extinguishes small fires, easy to use, handy to
    FireEx Safety Table Mat - prevents small fires, increases home safety,
quality approved
    Safe Escape - protective respiratory hood, protects against lethal smoke,
heat resistant to 300 degrees F
    BurnJel products - relieve pain, remove heat from burn area, prevent
infections, stops burn progression
    "During this week, St. John Ambulance is promoting public awareness of
the importance of having first aid skills and supplies to protect ourselves
from fire," says Ian Bennett, chief executive officer, St. John Ambulance.
This suite of St. John Ambulance products is available at leading retailers,
St. John Ambulance locations and the national website at Proceeds
from the sale of these products and all other St. John Ambulance activities
are re-invested into our array of charitable, community service programs, he

    St. John Ambulance is celebrating 125 years of providing first aid
training to Canadians. Join our team - help save lives!

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Lavoie, Communications Director,
Ottawa, Canada, (888) 840-5646 x228,,

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