Firefighters from the Charlottetown, Cross Roads and North River fire departments are raising awareness for Fire Prevention Week, which begins October 5.
Each year, the three fire departments rotate hosting a fire prevention community event with reminders to the public to practice fire safety and conduct monthly smoke alarm tests.
This year, the Town of Stratford is hosting the community event and inviting everyone to drop by the Stratford Sobeys on Saturday, October 4 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fire trucks, firefighters, and the mascot Sparky will be there. The public can learn how to use a fire extinguisher, pick up some fire safety information and watch the firefighters perform an automobile extrication with the "jaws of life".
Photo cutline, from left: Firefighter Rob MacEachern, North River Fire Chief Kirby Wakelin, Stratford Mayor David Dunphy, Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald, and Cross Roads Fire Chief Ron Young raised a flag at Stratford Town Hall to launch Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives… Test Yours Monthly!
City of Charlottetown