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Monday October 10th, 2022, 12:47pm

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The Municipality of Leamington’s Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

All Leamington residents are encouraged to embrace the 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“It’s important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different,” said Andrew Baird, Fire Chief. “Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them.”

The Leamington Fire Department wants to share these key home fire escape planning tips:

  • Make sure your plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place at a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.

The Leamington Fire Department is hosting events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, including at the Leamington Rona on Tuesday, October 11tg, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and at the Leamington Flyers Game on Thursday, October 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

 

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