Drumheller marks Fire Prevention Week
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!