MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the fourth straight year, the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM) is launching Montréal fire prevention and emergency management month. SIM personnel have put together an array of awareness-building activities, intended to increase its visibility with Montrealers, from September 16 to October 13, 2013.
New this year: The SIM and the Centre de la sécurité civile de Montréal (CSC) are joining forces to highlight two topics: smoke detectors and the 72-hour kit, which contains a few items that would be essential in emergency situations (e.g., water, a blanket, non-perishable food).
Montréal fire prevention and emergency management month is a unique and tangible initiative demonstrating that the safety of residents in Greater Montréal ranks as a priority. The awareness-building efforts implemented by the SIM help to reduce the risks of fire and major losses, and to save human lives.
Throughout this one-month period, the SIM will deploy teams in public spaces, conduct inspections of several elementary schools - both public and private - as well as day-care centres, invite the general public to try its two fire safety and emergency management simulators, participate in The Big Evacuation (web page French only) on October 9, 2013 and visit thousands of homes to ensure they are equipped with properly functioning smoke detectors.
Launch event at parc Maisonneuve
On Saturday, September 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., residents are invited to the official launch of Montréal fire prevention and emergency management month, at parc Maisonneuve (corner of Sherbrooke East and Viau), where they'll find a host of activities for the entire family, as well as information booths!
The complete schedule for Montréal fire prevention and emergency management month can be viewed on the SIM website at <ville.montreal.qc.ca/sim> (French only).
SOURCE: Ville de Montréal - Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
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