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2015-03-06 - Charlottetown Firefighters Focus on Fire Safety and Prevention This Weekend


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The City of Charlottetown Fire Department has a busy weekend ahead sharing fire safety information and talking to the public about fire prevention.

The first of many public appearances and announcements is designed to remind the general public to check the batteries in their smoke alarms as they change their clocks to observe Daylight Savings Time this weekend. Working smoke alarms provide early warning and increase a person’s chance of surviving a fire.

Members of the Charlottetown Fire Department will also have a presence at the PEI Provincial Home Show at the Eastlink Centre from March 6-8. Firefighters will provide fire safety information, including important information about carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and residential sprinkler systems.

Department members will also be at the Ocean 100 Women’s Show at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino on March 6 and 7, conducting fire extinguisher training.

On March 7, firefighters from Charlottetown, North River and Crossroads fire departments will be at MacDonalds on University Avenue between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to give away free batteries for smoke alarms to the first 300 people. This will also serve as a reminder for people to change their clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time. On the same day, members will be at the Canadian Red Cross open house at 29 Paramount Drive to share fire safety information.

For safety tips and other initiatives by the Charlottetown Fire Department, visit www.charlottetownfire.com


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Charlottetown Firefighters Allan Tilley, Bobby Chandler and Bruce Younker pose for a photo to remind the public to change their clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 8 to observe Daylight Savings Time. The Fire Department urges the public to use DST as a reminder to change smoke alarm batteries. Working smoke alarms save lives!


Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Sunday, May 28, 2017
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