In honour of Fire Prevention Week kicking off next Monday, The City of Airdrie, Airdrie Fire Department and ATCO Gas are teaming up to present Fire Safety Day in Airdrie this Saturday.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October 5 to 11, with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joining forces with fire departments across Canada to remind people about smoke alarm importance and fire safety.
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. — City of Airdrie
To kick things off, this Saturday, October 5, residents and their families can take part in ATCO Gas Fire Safety Day, at the Chinook Winds Fire Station. Learn about fire safety with the Airdrie Fire Department, including:
- Interactive booths
- Information on 72-hour preparedness
- Information on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, safety ladders and home safety checklists
- Truck tours
- Chance to try on full fire gear
- Featuring Juno Award winning children’s entertainer, Mary Lambert
When: Saturday, October 5 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: AFD Chinook Winds Station and Fire Headquarters (2525 Chinook Winds Drive SW)
More information about Fire Safety Day and Fire Prevention Week in Airdrie can be found on the City of Airdrie website.