May 02, 2013
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services launches the Home Safe Home public education program
for another season next week.
"Fire safety is everyone's responsibility," said Al Hills, Platoon Chief, Home Safe
Home Committee. "Taking part in this voluntary program is one step our residents can
easily take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire."
According to Hills, the city-wide program focuses on prevention which, along with detection and
escape, is one of the three lines of defence to eliminating unnecessary loss of life and
property to residential fires.
The program provides public safety awareness through door-to-door, meet and greet educational
visits by local fire crews. According to Hills, the fire crews will answer any questions
residents may have related to fire safety.
Registration to participate in this program isn't necessary. When fire suppression crews visit
homes, residents have the opportunity at that time to accept or decline the visit.
The program runs from May 6 through September 28. For additional fire safety tips, visit the
Home Safe Home information page.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000
businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major
divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the
shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading
Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053