Think about safety, officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Many people don’t think that a fire will ever happen to them, however each year millions of dollars in damage are incurred as the result of fires, Hamilton fire officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week, which runs until Friday.Most fire-related injuries and deaths occur in the home, a place where most of us feel the safest. Recognizing that many of these fires are preventable, Hamilton fire prevention staff will deliver basic home fire safety messages to citizens in this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. As in past years, one of the main focuses will be on educating our youth, says Fire Safety Officer John Verbeek. Fire prevention division staff will conduct assemblies in a number of schools across the City where children in Grades 3–5 will participate in several interactive fire safety activities with a goal of learning important lessons concerning fire safety in the home. This successful program has been well received in past years and it is anticipated that this year’s program will educate approximately 1,400 children. “Clue In to Fire Safety” is a public education display that will be located at Lime Ridge Mall during Fire Prevention Week with a goal to educate families on general fire safety hazards commonly found in different rooms within a home. This initiative will deliver basic fire safety tips and information dealing with the top causes of fires in the City of Hamilton. It will allow citizens to speak with fire prevention staff and learn what steps they can take to prevent fires from occurring in their homes.Hamilton Emergency Services will also continue with its tradition of hosting our Thanksgiving Day station open house in which citizens are welcome to visit with firefighters to discuss fire safety or paramedics to discuss injury prevention.

Think about safety, officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Many people don’t think that a fire will ever happen to them, however each year millions of dollars in damage are incurred as the result of fires, Hamilton fire officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week, which runs until Friday.Most fire-related injuries and deaths occur in the home, a place where most of us feel the safest. Recognizing that many of these fires are preventable, Hamilton fire prevention staff will deliver basic home fire safety messages to citizens in this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. As in past years, one of the main focuses will be on educating our youth, says Fire Safety Officer John Verbeek. Fire prevention division staff will conduct assemblies in a number of schools across the City where children in Grades 3–5 will participate in several interactive fire safety activities with a goal of learning important lessons concerning fire safety in the home. This successful program has been well received in past years and it is anticipated that this year’s program will educate approximately 1,400 children. “Clue In to Fire Safety” is a public education display that will be located at Lime Ridge Mall during Fire Prevention Week with a goal to educate families on general fire safety hazards commonly found in different rooms within a home. This initiative will deliver basic fire safety tips and information dealing with the top causes of fires in the City of Hamilton. It will allow citizens to speak with fire prevention staff and learn what steps they can take to prevent fires from occurring in their homes.Hamilton Emergency Services will also continue with its tradition of hosting our Thanksgiving Day station open house in which citizens are welcome to visit with firefighters to discuss fire safety or paramedics to discuss injury prevention.

Think about safety, officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Many people don’t think that a fire will ever happen to them, however each year millions of dollars in damage are incurred as the result of fires, Hamilton fire officials remind at the start of Fire Prevention Week, which runs until Friday.Most fire-related injuries and deaths occur in the home, a place where most of us feel the safest. Recognizing that many of these fires are preventable, Hamilton fire prevention staff will deliver basic home fire safety messages to citizens in this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. As in past years, one of the main focuses will be on educating our youth, says Fire Safety Officer John Verbeek. Fire prevention division staff will conduct assemblies in a number of schools across the City where children in Grades 3–5 will participate in several interactive fire safety activities with a goal of learning important lessons concerning fire safety in the home. This successful program has been well received in past years and it is anticipated that this year’s program will educate approximately 1,400 children. “Clue In to Fire Safety” is a public education display that will be located at Lime Ridge Mall during Fire Prevention Week with a goal to educate families on general fire safety hazards commonly found in different rooms within a home. This initiative will deliver basic fire safety tips and information dealing with the top causes of fires in the City of Hamilton. It will allow citizens to speak with fire prevention staff and learn what steps they can take to prevent fires from occurring in their homes.Hamilton Emergency Services will also continue with its tradition of hosting our Thanksgiving Day station open house in which citizens are welcome to visit with firefighters to discuss fire safety or paramedics to discuss injury prevention.