It's Fire Prevention Week... Hear the Beep Where You Sleep
If we asked you where your smoke alarms are in your home, could you tell us? If you're like many people, you may not pay much attention to where smoke alarms have been installed. However, location matters when it comes to smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms are to be installed on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, we recommend that you install smoke alarms in every bedroom.
Prevention and Risks:
Working smoke alarms are a critical fire-safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. According to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM), smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half. In 35% of preventable residential fires where there was a fatality, there was no smoke alarm warning. When smoke alarms should have operated but did not do so, it was usually because batteries were missing, disconnected or dead.
At the Georgina Fire Service, we have seen the devastating effects of fire first-hand; the burn injuries, the loss of homes and possessions are distressing. What’s even worse is witnessing a family's anguish after a loved one has been killed in a fire. It's heartbreaking.
Join Us for Fire Prevention Week
October 4 -10, 2015 is Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme, is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.” This year’s theme is an ideal opportunity to educate residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside of all sleeping areas, and to recommend installing smoke alarms in every bedroom.
Our sincere hope is that all Georgina residents attend one of the three Open Houses we will be hosting and make sure there are working smoke alarms installed throughout their homes. These simple steps can help make a life-saving difference, and prevent the potentially life-threatening impact of fire.
Georgina Fire Department Open House Events:
Sutton Fire Station – 37 Snooks Road Sutton.Wednesday September 30, 2015
Starting at: 5:30 pm – 8:00pm
Pefferlaw Fire Station – 270 Pefferlaw Road Pefferlaw.Thursday October 1, 2015
Starting at: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Keswick Fire Station – 165 The Queensway South Keswick.Saturday October 3, 2015
Starting at: 10:00am – 2:00pm
- Auto Extrication Demonstration
- Hose Target
- Children’s fire fighter dress up gear
- Interaction stations
- Visit from Sparky!
- Community Partners