Families encouraged to do the drill
As Newfoundland and Labrador’s representative to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, I am proud to acknowledge the e f forts of fire departments and elementary schools across the province during Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 3-9.
I’m appealing to all parents to support your youngsters when they come home excited to help make your home more fire safe by participating in the “ The Great Canadian Fire Drill.”
Throughout October, children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be taught how to create and practice a home fire escape plan. Plus, classrooms and families can win valuable home safety prizes from our public education partners Scholastic, Duracell and Kidde Canada.
Help Newfoundland and Labrador be a leader in “ The Great Canadian Fire Drill.”
Please register you r supp o r t at www.safeathome. Complete your family escape plan, practice it, then print out your personalized “ We Did The Drill” certificate.
Remember these family fire safety tips: install smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas; install fresh batteries in smoke and CO alarms at least once per year ; replace ALL smoke alarms over 10 years-old, both battery operated and hard-wired; and never tamper with smoke alarms.
Thank you for helping prevent fire tragedies in Carbonear.
Do the drill! Fire Chief Vince MacKenzie
Newfoundland and Labrador’s representative with the Canadian Association of