You are invited to attend the Springfield Open House for Fire Prevention Week - October 11th from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m at the Springfield Station, 51221 Ron McNeil Line, Springfield.
Fire Prevention Week is October 8 - 14, 2017. Every Second Counts! Plan 2 ways out!
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
If a fire occurred in your home tonight would your family get out safely?
Test your SMOKE ALARMS by pushing the test button. Smoke alarms should be installed on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.
Sit down with everyone in your home and discuss how each person will get out in a fire. PRACTICE YOUR ESCAPE PLAN with everyone in the home.
KNOW TWO WAYS OUT OF EACH ROOM, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
HELP THOSE WHO NEED IT! Determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults, people with disabilities or anyone else who may need assistance.
HAVE A MEETING PLACE OUTSIDE, a safe distance from your home. In case of fire, everyone should go directly to this meeting place to be accounted for.
CLOSE DOORS behind you as you leave.
GET OUT, STAY OUT. When the smoke alarms sound, get out immediately and call 9-1-1 from outside using a cell phone or from a neighbour’s home. Never re-enter a burning building.
(Information from Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services)