Brampton Fire shares message ‘only working smoke alarms save lives’ for Fire Prevention Week
BRAMPTON, ON – Between October 6 and 12, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) will visit locations across Brampton promoting the message that only working smoke alarms save lives: no smoke alarm, no chance.
Every home must have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside every sleeping area.
BFES personnel will be joining Fire Prevention Week partners, including Domino’s, Old Navy, Bramalea City Centre and Shoppers World to deliver these important safety messages to Brampton residents.
On Thursday, October 4, City Hall will be hosting a kick-off and flag-raising ceremony for Fire Prevention Week.
A highlight this year is BFES’ Station 209 Open House taking place on Saturday, October 6, where residents can tour the station and truck; and, the first 50 families to bring a Home Escape Plan will receive a combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarm.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and events happening in Brampton, visit www.bramptonfire.comSmoke Alarm & Fire Facts (from FPW)
• Three of every five home fire deaths from 2010-2014 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
• The death rate per 100 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms.
• In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not work, almost half of the alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.
• Dead batteries caused one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures.Quotes
“We all have a responsibility to do our part to prevent house fires, and that includes protecting ourselves and our families. We know that working smoke alarms save lives, and this year’s Fire Prevention Week is a time filled with activities and events to remind us all of the importance of being prepared.”
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey
“Statistics show that roughly three of every five home fire deaths in North America occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. That’s why this year, we want to keep our residents safe by promoting the message: only working smoke alarms save lives. NO smoke alarm, NO chance.”- Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Chief Bill Boyes
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