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Protect what matters most to you; Fire Prevention Week takes place in Brampton from October 7-13, 2019




Fire Prevention Week takes place in Brampton from October 7-13, 2019

BRAMPTON, ON (October 3, 2019) – From October 7-13, the City of Brampton will observe Fire Prevention Week with a number of events throughout the city. This year’s theme is “Only Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – No Smoke Alarm, No Chance”.

To kick the week off, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) will host an Open House at Station 210, 10530 Creditview Road, on Saturday, October 5. The event will run from 10 am to 1 pm, with a flag raising ceremony at 11 am. The first 50 families to bring a home escape plan will receive a smoke alarm and other goodies. Residents can tour the truck and station.

Throughout the week, firefighters also will be out in the Armbro Heights, Brampton West and City Centre neighbourhoods knocking on doors, and collecting data on residents’ knowledge of installing, maintaining and replacing of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the City of Brampton. This information will help inform future public education efforts.

For a full list of events, visit www.bramptonfire.com

BFES reminds you to:
• test your smoke alarms once a month
• replace the batteries every year
• install a new alarm if it is more than 10 years old
• ensure you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas

Fire Prevention Week is a key initiative that helps Brampton continue to be a Healthy and Safe City.

Quotes

“Fire Prevention Week serves as a reminder to make fire safety a priority. It is important for each of us to take the necessary preventative measures to keep our home and family safe. Plan an escape and know what to do in case of a fire. Encourage your family, friends and neighbours to test their smoke alarms.”
Mayor Patrick Brown

“We all know and greatly appreciate our firefighters for protecting our lives and property every day, but we each have a role in fire safety. Having working smoke alarms is our responsibility. I encourage all residents to be proactive. Ensure that you are aware of what is required to help keep your homes and loved ones safe from fire. If we all do our part, lives will be saved.”
Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, Chair of Community Services

“Dedicate a couple of minutes throughout the year to protect what matters the most to you – your family. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside of all sleeping areas. Only working smoke alarms save lives – no smoke alarm, no chance.”
Chief Bill Boyes, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services
 
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca