Today marks the official start of Fire Prevention Week, with the theme for the week being “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” Fire Departments are encouraging Ontarians to Look for potential fire hazards in the home, Listen for smoke alarms, and to Learn two ways out of every room in the home and practice a home escape plan with the family. And they are hosting many activities which are taking place across the Golden Horseshoe as part of it.
County of Brant open houses, with an opportunity to meet local firefighters, check out fire trucks, and tour the station will be happening on different dates and locations including:
Burford Station 3, at the Burford Fall Fair Booth until Thanksgiving Monday.
Thursday October 11th St. George will have an open house from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Saturday October 13th Paris at station 1 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Hamilton Fire Department will be having an open house at their Multi-Agency Training Academy at 1227 Stone Church Road East on Monday October 8, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm. Firefighters will be on site with apparatus to display, and providing some demonstrations, and they will be answering questions.
Burlington’s Fire Station 1 Headquarters, 1255 Fairview St. and Station 5, 2241 Kilbride St. will be hosting open houses during Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. These two fire stations will be open for public tours and family-friendly fire safety activities and will also be accepting non-perishable food items for Burlington Food Banks.
Niagara Falls Fire Station No. 1, at 5815 Morrison Street, is having a Seniors Session on Tuesday, Oct 9, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm For seniors living independently. A fire safety presentation on common causes of fires, how to prevent them from happening and what to do should a fire occur. Space is limited so registration is required. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (905)356-1321 ext.2207 with your name and contact info.
This is one of a series of sessions at the station; for more information see their website.
Brantford Fire Department is also having a series of events, including a display at Social Services (220 Colborne Street) on Tuesday, Oct 9th, from 10 am – 1 pm and at Brantford Cineplex from 6 pm to 9 pm. For details on other events including The Great Escape, Coffee with a Fire Fighter, and their Open House – visit their website.
Fire Prevention Week is also interested in helping kids understand fire safety and there is a website designed especially for the younger fire preventers to enjoy and learn.
Image from National Fire Protection Association