Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15 – practice fire safety

Remember to practice good fire safety throughout the entire year; your life depends on it.

We are into another Fire Prevention Week, and the Campbell River Fire Department offers the following reminders for community safety.

Check smoke detectors and replace batteries.

Never leave stoves unattended when cooking.

Never leave candles burning when you cannot see them.

Plan your home fire escape, and practice it so everyone will know what to do should the real thing happen.

If you do have to leave your home because of a fire, make sure you wait outside in the designated meeting place for the fire department to arrive. Never re-enter a burning building for anything.

Members of the Campbell River Fire Department will be at the Canadian Tire store on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. handing out fire safety materials and answering questions. They will have the fire truck available for tours and pictures, so bring your camera.

Fire Station tours are available to the public. Just get a group together and call 250-286-6266 for a tour. At the fire station, you can meet the fire fighters, who will provide some written material to help you develop your home fire escape plan. They can also give you some advice on how to practice the plan and how to be fire safe in your home.

Remember to practice good fire safety throughout the entire year; your life depends on it.

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