NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHAS: Residents will once again have lots of opportunities to learn about fire safety next week, when Fire Prevention Week returns.
The annual awareness campaign, which sees local fire departments partner with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), will run from Sun., Oct. 9 to Sat., Oct. 15.
To help get the message out about the importance of smoke alarm replacement, local fire departments have planned several informational events and initiatives.
The Uxbridge Fire Department will be at the Canadian Tire, located at 327 Toronto St., S., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Sat., Oct. 15, providing the public with education material. During the week, they will also be performing fire drills at local Uxbridge schools.
The Scugog Fire Department will be running fire drills at schools in the Township, on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The department will have one extra member, on Thursday, Oct. 13, as they will welcome the winner of the ‘Fire Chief for a Day contest. On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., firefighters will be at Walmart in Port Perry, informing the public.
The Kawartha Lakes Fire Services also has a busy slate of initiatives planned for the upcoming week. They will continue to run fire drills in local schools throughout the week. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, firefighters will have a display at the Loblaws supermarket, from noon until 5 p.m. On Fri., Oct. 14, they will be picking up the two winners of their ‘Fire Chief for a Day’ contest.