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Fire Prevention Week – October 7th to 13th

For immediate release: October 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
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This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from October 7th to October 13th. The Saskatoon Fire Department will be sharing information each day of the week related to fire safety and prevention.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made this year’s Fire Prevention Week’s theme Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. This theme focuses on the importance of education in three simple areas of fire safety and prevention.

LOOK!

  • It’s important to look for places that a fire could start in your home.

LISTEN!

  • Do you know what your smoke alarm sounds like? Be sure to familiarize yourself with the sound of your smoke alarm so that you are aware in the event of an emergency.

LEARN!

  • Are you able to find two ways out of each room? Check to make sure all doors and windows are clear and can be easily accessed.

When an emergency occurs, every second counts. Educating yourself on fire safety and prevention could prevent tragedy in your home. This week, the Saskatoon Fire Department will be sharing fire safety and prevention information on:

  1. Smoke Alarms,
  2. Home Escape Plans,
  3. Heating Safety, and
  4. Cooking Safety

Find additional resources and information from the NFPA on Fire Prevention Week here!

Always remember: Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.

In an emergency, call 911 immediately.