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2014-12-04 - Charlottetown Fire Department Offers Fire Safety Tips Related to Smoking

Day 4 of Charlottetown Fire Department 12 Days of Fire Safety Campaign

Holiday entertaining is often an important part of household celebrations. If you or your guests are smokers, there are some fire prevention and fire safety tips that the Charlottetown Fire Department recommends:

• Ask your holiday guests to smoke outside and to carefully dispose of cigarettes either by wetting the end or placing them in a deep ashtray away from anything that can burn;
• Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches and other smoking material out of the reach of children;
• Do not discard of cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants, wooden planters, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves, holiday décor or other things that could ignite easily;
• Never smoke in bed;
• Never smoke or allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn faster than normal;

These tips are part of the Charlottetown Fire Department’s 12 Days of Fire Safety campaign to raise awareness of important fire safety and fire prevention measures leading into the holiday season.

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.

For more information on the Charlottetown Fire Department, visit: www.charlottetownfire.com


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Media contact:

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



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