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October 5 to 11 is Fire Prevention Week - Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours

Oct 02, 2014

 

Next week marks the start of Fire Prevention Week, October 5 to 11. In partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the theme for this year’s campaign is Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month.

What:  Mississauga Firefighters will be at three locations during the week to talk to residents and inform them about the importance of working smoke alarms and fire prevention tips. Booths will be set up inside the stores with children’s activities being hosted by Home Depot.

Where & When:   

October 3 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fire trucks will be on site from 2 to 4 p.m.)

  • Home Depot at 5975 Terry Fox Way
  • Home Depot at 3065 Mavis Rd.
  • Home Depot at 2920 Argentia Rd.

October 4 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Fire trucks will be on site from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.)

  • Home Depot at 5975 Terry Fox Way
  • Home Depot at 3065 Mavis Rd.
  • Home Depot at 2920 Argentia Rd.

October 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Dixie Value Outlet Mall at 1250 South Service Rd.

October 9 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. / October 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  •  Erin Mills Town Centre at 5100 Erin Mills Parkway

Fire Prevention Week is a weeklong campaign that informs residents and the community about fire awareness, prevention and safety. Fire Prevention Week is supported nationally by fire departments across Canada.  To learn more about fire prevention, home safety tips and fire escape plans, visit mfeshomesafehome.ca or call 905-896-5908.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Maintaining Smoke Alarms:
• Test smoke alarms monthly by pushing the test button
• Gently vacuum dust out of smoke alarms twice a year
• Change batteries every year or when you hear low warning beeps
• Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years for best performance
• Always replace electrical smoke alarms with an electrical alarm. For optimal detection, ensure electrical alarms have a battery backup
                                                      

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Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                       
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca                 
TTY: 905-896-5151
 






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