Welland fire department spreading safety message
Being prepared could save a life. Welland Fire and Emergency Services is stressing the importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.
Fire prevention officers will visit Grade 6 students at various elementary schools throughout Welland. The officers will discuss fire safety, including having an emergency plan and working smoke alarms.
Thursday, fire prevention officers will host a safety seminar at King Street Fire Hall from 10 a.m. until noon. The seminar will address safety in apartment buildings for owners, property managers and superintendents.
Thursday, officers will also be at the main entrance of Canadian Tire in Welland 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will inform people about the need to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and to always check their batteries. Fire trucks and firefighters will also be at Canadian Tire to engage with the public and answer any questions.
Saturday, the fire department is hosting an open house at King Street Fire Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be informative and famil-friendly. Sparky the Fire Dog will be there to meet with children and help with educating youths about fire safety. There will also be demonstrations, hands-on activities, fire trucks and firefighters.