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2014-09-30 - Local Firefighters Kick-Off Fire Prevention Week

Firefighters from the Charlottetown, Cross Roads and North River fire departments will kickoff Fire Prevention Week together with upcoming events and reminders to the public to practice fire safety and conduct monthly smoke alarm tests.

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11. The theme this year is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives… Test Yours Monthly".

Members of the Charlottetown Fire Department will visit the Confederation Centre Library on Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. to begin raising awareness of Fire Prevention Week.

A flag raising for Fire Prevention Week will take place at Stratford Town Hall on Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m. with representatives from the Charlottetown, Cross Roads and North River Fire Departments.

Local firefighters will be at Home Depot in Charlottetown on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. with fire safety information and fun activities for children.

Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the firefighters will be at the Sobeys in Stratford to promote fire prevention and safety. They will be joined by representatives from the Red Cross, RCMP, EMS, and Search and Rescue team. There will be fire trucks on-site, fire extinguisher training, mascots from the participating organizations and goodies for children, such as suckers, balloons and firefighter helmets. The public is encouraged to drop by, participate and pick up some information on fire prevention and safety.

Fire drills will be conducted in the days leading up to Fire Prevention Week at various locations in the greater Charlottetown area. Homeowners are asked to test their smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries and talk to their family about fire prevention and safety.

For fire safety tips, visit: www.charlottetownfire.com/fire-safety-tips/

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Media contact:

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



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