Be Holiday Smart – Fire Doesn’t Take the Summer Off
Windsor Fire & Rescue Services is hosting a Fire Safety Day at our local Beer Stores. Come out to meet your local fire department members and have your fire safety questions answered.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Locations: 1780 College Avenue, 2380 Walker Road, 8150 Tecumseh Road East, 3240 Dougall Avenue, 1818 Huron Church Road, 1050 Walker Road, 790 Goyeau Street
Quotes from Fire Chief Stephen Laforet:
“Everyone has a responsibility to protect their family and home from fire. Prevention is always the best course of action. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries in the province. Always stay in the kitchen or near your barbeque and watch what you are cooking.”
“Only working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms give you early notification and the time you and your family need to safely escape a fire. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly. Many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep, so early warning is crucial to survival.”
“Fire and smoke move faster than you. There’s no time to figure out how to escape your home after a fire starts. Practice a home fire escape plan before there’s a fire so you can get out safely.”
Fire safety tips:
- Stay in the kitchen or near your barbeque when cooking.
- Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home and cottage.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas of your home and cottage.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month to ensure they are working.
- Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at least once a year.
- Develop and practice a home fire escape plan at home and at your cottage.
Learn more about fire prevention at www.windsorfire.com.