Look. Listen. Learn: fire can happen anywhere, are you ready?
‘Look. Listen. Learn.’ is this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme asking citizens to take an active role on what it means to be fire safe within the home, at work or when vacationing.
“Fire safety starts with you,” says City of Leduc Fire Chief George Clancy. “Fire prevention awareness is everyone’s role and we’re here to help facilitate that education, whether it’s at school, in the home or in the workplace.”
‘Look. Listen. Learn.’ outlines three call-to-actions on the basic steps to help reduce the risk and be prepared in the event of a fire:
- ‘Look’ for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
- ‘Listen’ for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
- ‘Learn’ two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
“It’s our mission to provide the best emergency response within the Leduc region, while supporting the community through various learning opportunities, such as Fire Prevention Week,” says Deputy Fire Chief Gerry Kelly. “Fire prevention is a community effort and can only be achieved through working together.”
Leduc Fire Services provides a number of valuable resources for citizens to access. These booklets are available online (Leduc.ca/fire) and in hard copy by visiting Fire House 1 (4119 50th St.):
- Fire Prevention Guide
- Emergency Preparedness Guide
- Emergency Management for Business
- Recovering from Fire
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK EVENTS
- Open House, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 1 – 3 p.m. at Leduc Fire House 1 (4119 50th St.)
- Leduc Fire Services is partnering with the Community Safety Advisory Committee to host a three-year campaign on neighbourhood smoke detector inspections in the South Park area.
For more information, visit Leduc.ca/fire or call 780-980-8475.
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Celia Hui, Communications Associate
780–980–7198 ext. 6004