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September '15

Mayor’s Declaration Annual Fire Prevention Week

"Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, Every Bedroom needs a Working Smoke Alarm"

It's time for Fire Prevention Week! From October 4-10, 2015 North Frontenac Fire Department is joining forces with the Not for Profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents about the importance of working smoke alarms in every bedroom.

Smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire, but they need to be working. Unfortunately, many home fire deaths result from fires where a smoke alarm is present but does not operate. This year's Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on motivating people to ensure there is a smoke alarm installed in every bedroom and to test them each month to make sure they're working properly.

Some of the safety tips that North Frontenac Firefighters and safety advocates recommend are:

  • Install smoke alarms inside of every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement;
  • Test all smoke alarms every month by using the test button; and
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years or sooner if they don't respond properly when tested.

The North Frontenac Fire Department will be performing home visits to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms.

THEREFORE, I (Ron Higgins) Mayor of the Township of North Frontenac do hereby declare October 4-10, 2015, as Fire Prevention Week throughout the Township, and I urge all the people of North Frontenac to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement; and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of North Frontenac's fire and emergency services during Fire Prevention Week 2015.

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