Fire Prevention Week October 3 - 10
September 21, 2015 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, AB – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the important message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep – every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 3 – 10, 2015, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home, including in each bedroom, and testing them monthly.
AFD is hosting a series of fire safety events during Fire Prevention Week, beginning with ATCO Gas Fire Safety Day on Saturday, October 3 at Chinook Winds Fire Station from 1 – 4 p.m. Residents are invited to drop in to view displays, take part in interactive activities, be entertained by Juno Award Nominee, Children’s Entertainer, Mary Lambert and enjoy light refreshments. Children should expect a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog.
“In a fire, seconds count,” say Deputy Chief Linda Masson. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep and vulnerable. Having a working smoke alarm in each bedroom can alert occupants to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”
Throughout the week AFD will partner with our local schools and run supported fire drills, provide a Fire Safety Starts with You! program for grade five students and go door to door in select communities delivering the ConocoPhillips Home Safety Program.
For a complete list of Fire Prevention Week events, see the event schedule. Media are invited to contact Deputy Chief Linda Masson for specific details on any of the scheduled events.
Please note, due to the number of scheduled events, AFD will not be able to accommodate fire station tours during Fire Prevention Week.
Linda Masson, Deputy Chief
Airdrie Fire Department
403.948.8880 ext. 7882