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Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Partner with Local Agencies to Remind Residents about Fire Safety

City services | August 24, 2021

As August begins to wrap up and students are returning to school, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) is connecting with local residents in the Malton Community to remind them of some very important fire and life safety information.

Details

What:

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services sharing fire and life safety information to residents in partnership with Peel Housing Corporation, Ontario Egg Farmers Association, GlobalMedic and the Mississauga Emergency Management Office.

Who: 

Nancy Macdonald-Duncan, Assistant Fire Chief, City of Mississauga

When:

Wednesday, August 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 

Parking lot of 7340 and 7350 Goreway Drive, Ridgewood Court, Malton

Quick Facts: 

  • The Malton community has seen an increased need for Fire and Emergency services with the nearest fire station responding to over 1100 calls annually.
  • The City of Mississauga sees nearly 12 per cent more fires due to unattended cooking than the rest of the Province.
  • A survey from 2020 indicated that nearly 69 per cent of homes in Mississauga didn’t have a working smoke alarm
  • Residents can stay safe by:
    • Using candles safely – opt for flameless when possible
    • Keeping lighters and matches away from children
    • Installing a working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm
    • Preparing a home escape plan and ensuring everyone knows how to get out in the event of a fire

For more information, please visit Mississauga.ca/fire.

Media Contact:

Mallory Cunnington

Senior Communications Advisor

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5232

mallory.cunnington@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151