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Fire Prevention Week 2018

Event date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Fire Hall #3

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 7-13, 2018

Peterborough Fire Services is urging everyone to LOOK, LISTEN and LEARN about fire safety during this year’s Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, 2018.

This year’s theme “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:

1. LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:

Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.

Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.

Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.

2. LISTEN for smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire, provided by smoke alarms, gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.

3. LEARN two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.

“Everyone has a responsibility to protect their family and home from fire. Prevention is always the best course of action. Identify potential fire hazards in your home and take action to make sure a fire doesn’t start.” — Fire Chief, Chris Snetsinger.

Join Us:

Fire Station Open House

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fire Station #3, 839 Clonsilla Ave.

Announcement of the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest Winners

Meet the Firefighters, tour the Fire Station and equipment

Fire extinguisher demos

New TSSA Virtual Reality Experience

Free face painting and refreshments and prizes and so much more.