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Kawartha Lakes Fire Service promotes Fire Prevention Week

October 12, 2016 - KAWARTHA LAKES— Fire Prevention Week (October 9-16) is an annual opportunity for fire departments to help raise public awareness about important fire safety issues. This year’s focus is the importance of smoke alarms and smoke alarm maintenance.

“Smoke alarms don’t last forever,” explains Ron Woolfrey, Fire Inspector and Public Education Officer for Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service. “We are asking residents to check the date on their fire alarms to ensure they are less than ten years old.” Kawartha Lakes Firefighters will be at Loblaws Lindsay on October 12, from 12pm to 4pm educating residents about fire safety best practices. During the week of October 9 they will also be visiting several public schools in Kawartha Lakes and hosting educational firefighter games. Kawartha Lakes Paramedics and O.P.P will also be on site to provide safety tips and participate in the games. Two grade six students will be given the title of Junior Fire Chief for the day and invited to Kawartha Fire Service Headquarters on October 14. The winning students will be selected based on their essay submissions on the topic ‘What to do when your smoke alarm sounds’.


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For more information contact:
Ron Woolfrey
Fire Inspector and Public Education, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service
705-324-5731 extension 586
rwoolfrey@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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