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Fire Station # 3 Open House

Event date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Fire Station # 3

Peterborough Fire Services will host a Fire Station Open House at Station # 3 located at 839 Clonsilla Avenue on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in support of Fire Prevention Week.

The event will include free face painting, fire safety house, meet and greet with the firefighters, and tours of the fire station, trucks and equipment. There will be special guests, prizes and giveaways.

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016 and Peterborough Fire Services wants you to join the Don’t Wait, Check the Date Selfie Challenge.

“The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date” of your smoke alarms,” says Fire Chief Chris Snetsinger, “Smoke alarms don’t last forever, so we challenge everyone to take a selfie of their family checking the expiry date of their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Post it on social media using the hashtag #checkthed8 to show everyone your alarms are up to date.”

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms wear out over time and need to be replaced within the time frame indicated by the manufacturer, usually 7 - 10 years. The date of manufacture is indicated on the back of the alarm and the expiry date is taken from that date. While smoke alarms typically last 10 years, some have different expiry time frames.

Peterborough Fire Services also reminds you that smoke alarms are required on every storey of your home and both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are required outside all sleeping areas. Test all of your alarms monthly by pushing the test button on the alarm, and “Take the Pledge” that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms work at www.peterboroughfireservices.ca. Your name will be entered into our Fire Prevention Week Prize draw.