MEDIA RELEASE: Fire Safety Day

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Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services Participates in Fire Safety Day, June 15

New Province-wide initiative brings Fire Prevention education to Beer Stores across Ontario

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 7, 2019 – Port Hope, ON

Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services is participating in a Province-wide Fire Safety Day at the local Beer Store, located at 55 Peter Street in Port Hope on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to help raise awareness of fire prevention education in the community.

“Our mandate is be a presence in the community and educate our residents about fire prevention,” explains Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “This initiative provides us with the perfect opportunity to meet and greet many of our local community members and arm them with fire safety tips.”

A new, exciting initiative, the Public Fire Safety Education section of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management has recently partnered with the Beer Store to hold a Fire Safety Day at various locations across Ontario.

Firefighters from Port Hope’s Fire and Emergency Services will be on-hand at the Port Hope Beer Store, ready to chat with residents, answer fire safety questions and provide fire prevention tips.

“Everyone has a responsibility to protect their family and home from fire, and prevention is always the best course of action,” continues Chief Edgar. “We want residents to be aware that unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries in the province and that many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep. Fire Safety Day will give us a platform to educate the community about the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire escape plans, and early warning and detection tips, as it is crucial to survival.”

More information about the event can be found at porthopefire.ca or residents may contact the Fire Administration Office, located at 245 Ontario Street, Port Hope, at 905.753.2230.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca