Every second counts, have two ways out: Leduc Fire Services

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Leduc Fire Services is reaching out to citizens this month as part of the annual Fire Prevention Week awareness campaign to relay the importance of being prepared in case of fire.

“Fire safety starts with everyone, whether it’s in the home, in the workplace or when travelling,” says Deputy Gerry Kelly with Leduc Fire Services. “Knowing your surroundings, be ready and share your fire prevention plan with loved ones are crucial when faced with an emergency, such as fire.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is ‘Every second counts, have two ways out,’ which puts a spotlight on the importance of having a back-up plan if the first choice of a fire escape plan is no longer an option.

“The nature of our job is very reactive, so our goal is to take proactive measures to best arm Leduc citizens with the right information so they can plan accordingly for themselves and loved ones,” says Kelly. “When, not if, a fire emergency occurs we want Leduc residents to be ready.”

Leduc Fire Services provides a number of valuable resources for citizens to access. Two booklets are available online and in hard copy by visiting Fire House 1 (4119 50th St.):

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK EVENTS

  • Neighbourhood smoke detector inspections – this year fire personnel will be going through Corinthia to visit residents and check their smoke detectors.
  • Open House – a public open house will take place Oct. 14, 2017, 1 – 3 p.m. at Leduc Fire House 1 (4119 50th St.). Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit Leduc.ca/fire or call 780-980-7177.

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Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. The City of Leduc is a centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life. As a regional leader, the city, together with other municipalities in the area, plays a key role in protecting the integrity of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and leading economic development in the region, including Aerotropolis. For information on non-emergency city services and programs, visit www.leduc.ca or follow us on Twitter @cityofleduc

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