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Protect your family from fire this Fire Prevention Week

07-Oct-2011

Do you have enough smoke alarms and are they properly installed?

The Saint John Fire Department is reminding citizens to check their smoke alarms this Fire Prevention Week. You can keep your family safe from fire with a few simple steps:

  • Check your smoke alarms. You need at least one on each floor of your home.
  • Make a home fire escape plan. Do you know where your family will meet after they escape a fire?
  • Do you have fire extinguishers at home? You should have one in the kitchen and one near any other possible source of ignition, including your water heater, furnace or fireplace.

To learn more about protecting your family from fire, join the Saint John Fire Department this Saturday, October 8 at Canadian Tire (both Saint John locations – Fairville Boulevard and Westmorland Road). Fire fighters will have displays of smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and other home fire safety equipment. Learn more about how to make the most of these tools.

For more information on fire safety and the Saint John Fire Department, visit saintjohn.ca/firepreventionweek or call 658-2910.