Winnipeg, MB –TheWinnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) invites all residents to mark Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12, by practicing fire escape plans at home, school, and at work. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.” Emergency situations can arise and change quickly; it’s important to create a plan before you need one and to practice it often.
“In an emergency, every second counts. Whether you’re at home, school, or at work, knowing the escape plan and practicing it often can save lives,” said Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Chief John Lane. “We remind residents to review their safety plans and practice fire drills often.”
This week, WFPS will team up with Canadian Tire to promote the importance of smoke alarms and other fire and life safety equipment by making public appearances at Canadian Tire stores throughout the city. WFPS members will be available to chat with the public about how to test smoke alarms and where to install them in a residence.
|Date||Time||Canadian Tire Location|
|Wednesday, October 9||1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||157 Vermillion Rd.|
|Thursday, October 10||1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||750 St. James St.|
|Friday, October 11||1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||2305 McPhillips St.|
Fire Drills for Schools
Schools across Winnipeg will take part in fire drills, promoting fire safety and providing tips on fire prevention to students.
When: Friday, October 11
Where: Schools across Winnipeg
Fire Paramedic Station Open Houses
are invited to attend open houses at all of the fire paramedic stations.
Children can also enter a contest to become Fire Paramedic Chief for the Day.
When: Saturday, October 12 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: All WFPS fire paramedic stations