The Charlottetown Fire Department is launching a fire safety campaign to raise awareness and remind the public to take precautions to avoid potential tragedy.
"Too many times we see fire-related deaths, injuries or property damages that may have been prevented with simple precautions and fire safety measures," said Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald. "This campaign strives to share fire prevention information and remind the public that even as the holidays near, there are fire safety and fire prevention measures that we should keep in mind during the hustle and bustle of this time of year. There are simple things we can be doing in our homes and businesses to keep our loved ones safe year-round."
The 12 Days of Fire Safety campaign was inspired by a similar initiative in Ontario. It will include public service announcements for twelve business days that outline fire prevention and safety tips. The announcements will be sent to local media as well as shared through www.charlottetown.ca/news.php and on social media via www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown and, on Twitter, @ChtownPE or @ChtownFire.
The daily tips will be shared from December 1-5, December 8-12 and December 15 and 16.
"We hope everyone enjoys their upcoming holiday celebrations, while at the same time taking our messages seriously," said Charlottetown Fire Inspector Winston Bryan. "The fire safety and fire prevention tips that we will be sharing during the campaign may seem simple, but we are talking about things that can save lives."
For more information on the Charlottetown Fire Department, visit: www.charlottetownfire.com
City of Charlottetown