Public Service Announcement
Information to the Public
Fire Prevention Week – October 7th -13th
“Look, Listen, Learn. Be Aware – fire can happen anywhere!”
Release Date: October 3, 2018
October 7th – 13th, 2018 is Fire Prevention Week. To help kick off the week The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an Open House at the Town Fire Hall on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All are welcome, join Fire Chief Brad Butler and members of the Volunteer Fire Department for a BBQ, Ice Cream and fun for all ages.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is reminding the community to:
• “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere!” That’s the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018.
• Look for places home fires can start and minimize those risks: Keep cooking areas clear of clutter, keep anything that can burn well away from heat sources, and make sure electrical outlets aren’t overloaded.
• Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. If you hear it, take it seriously – whether you’re at home or any other location!
• Make sure you have adequate smoke alarm protection! You should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, in each bedroom and near all sleeping areas. Test smoke alarms once a month to make sure they’re working!
• Learn what to do if the smoke alarm sounds: make a home escape plan with all members of your household, then practice it together at least twice a year.
• Use this home escape planning grid to map out a floor plan of your home. Make sure it includes the location of all smoke alarms; two exits from every room; a path from each exit to the outside; and an outdoor meeting place where everyone will meet upon exiting.
• Make situational awareness a habit. Always look for two exits from the location or building you’re in, and identify the quickest path to the outside in the event of an emergency.
• In a fire situation, once you get outside, stay outside! Call 911 or the local emergency number immediately from your cell phone or a neighbor’s phone.
• Create different fire scenarios for practicing your home fire escape plan like blocking some exits and conducting a fire drill in the dark. Develop a plan for each situation.
• If there are members of your household who need assistance escaping a fire situation, make sure your home escape plans account for their needs.
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