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Keep An Eye on the Kitchen: Prevent Dangerous Fires

Oct 01, 2013

Mississauga’s Fire Prevention & Life Safety team will be at various Mississauga Home Depot locations as well as Erin Mills Town Centre during Fire Prevention Week to educate the public on ways to prevent kitchen fires.

 “Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario and it only takes a moment for a dangerous kitchen fire to start,” said fire chief John McDougall. “We want all residents to know that keeping a close eye on the stove at all times is the best way to prevent these fires and keep our community safe.”

What:  

Talk to staff about fire safety in the kitchen and the best ways to prevent kitchen fires from starting. Also, see the Fire and Emergency Services pink fire truck in support of breast cancer awareness.

Where & When:   

Erin Mills Town Centre, 5100 Erin Mills Parkway
Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 12 – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Home Depot, 5975 Terry Fox Way
Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Depot, 3065 Mavis Road
Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Depot, 2920 Argentia Road
Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Prevention Week takes place from October 6 to 12, 2013. The theme for 2013 is “Prevent Kitchen Fires and Get Cooking with Fire Safety!” Visit www.home-safe-home.ca for tips and information on keeping your family safe.

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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
 






Media Contact:
Vivian Peets
Employee Communications Advisor (A)
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5821
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   vivian.peets@mississauga.ca


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