Drumheller marks Fire Preven­tion Week

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

This week is Fire Preven­tion Week, a time for the com­mu­nity to show sup­port for the men and women who risk their lives for the safety of our com­mu­nity.

The an­nual event, this year runs from October 9-15. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait Check the Date!” This is to re­mind Al­ber­tans to re­place their smoke alarms ev­ery 10 years.

“Why fo­cus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Quite sim­ply, be­cause smoke alarms are your best tool for safety in your home but they are taken for granted,” said act­ing Fire Com­mis­sioner Spence Sam­ple. “Re­search shows us that a prop­erly in­stalled and work­ing smoke alarm can cut the chances of dy­ing in a fire in half. Yet we know that too many homes in Al­berta do not have this life-sav­ing de­vice and in too many homes they have been dis­abled.”

To mark Fire Preven­tion Week, Fire­fight­ers in the area will be pro­mot­ing their mes­sage of safety. On Sun­day, October 9, the Mun­son Fire Depart­ment hosted its an­nual break­fast at the new Mun­son Hall and saw about 190 come through for the event.

The Drumheller Fire Depart­ment, com­prised of halls in cen­tral Drumheller as well as Rosedale and East Coulee, are host­ing an open house this Sun­day at the Drumheller Hall. This an­nual bar­be­cue is done in con­cert with Emer­gency ser­vices.

The theme of Drumheller Fire Preven­tion Week is “Don’t Wait Check the Date!

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