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Great Canadian Fire Drill

 | October 15, 2010

As British Columbia’s representative to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, I’m proud to acknowledge the efforts of fire departments and elementary schools across the province during Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 3 to 9.

I’m appealing to all parents to support your youngsters when they come home excited to help make your home more fire safe by participating in the “The Great Canadian Fire Drill.” Throughout October, children in grades K3 will be taught how to create and practise a home fire escape plan. Plus, classrooms and families can win valuable home safety prizes from our public education partners Scholastic, Duracell and Kidde Canada!

Help British Columbia be a leader in “The Great Canadian Fire Drill.” Please register your support at www.safeathome.ca/drill. Complete your family escape plan, practise it, then print out your personalized “We Did The Drill” certificate!

Remember these family fire safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas.
  • Install fresh batteries in smoke and CO alarms at least once per year.
  • Replace ALL smoke alarms over 10 years old—battery operated and hard-wired.
  • Never tamper with smoke alarms.

Thank you for helping prevent fire tragedies in Sun Peaks.
Do the drill!

Fire Chief, Jeff Lambert – British Columbia Representative
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs


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