Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week on October 27

The Fire Department will be kicking off Fire Prevention Week 2014 on Monday, October 27 until November 1.


The awareness week is being organized by the Section Fire Prevention and Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters.


The objective during the week is to raise fire safety awareness throughout the community. The theme for this year’s week is: “Preventing and Acting in event of a Fire.”


Lectures are part of the schedule within the various districts. Residents are asked to come out and learn about fire prevention measures which could save a life of a love one and also protect your property.


Awareness activities will also take place in the elementary schools. The week will conclude with an open house at the Clem Labega Square. This will include firefighting demonstrations. Other stakeholders will also be at the open house showcasing their products and services which are related to fire safety in some fashion or form such as extinguishers, fire alarms and fire insurance.


Residents are also encouraged to come out to the district information sessions about fire prevention.


The dates and times of the sessions are as follows: Monday, October 27 at the St. Peters Community Center 7.30pm to 9.00pm; Tuesday, October 28 at the Dutch Quarter Community Center, same time as noted before; Wednesday, October 29 at the John Hodge Hall Cole Bay Methodist Building; Thursday, October 30 at the School in Middle Region; Friday, October 31 at the Lion’s Building in Sucker Garden.


The Open House will be on Saturday, November 1 and the general public is invited. The open house will take place at the Clem Labega Square in Philipsburg from 9.00am to 6.00pm.


The awareness campaign also includes various radio interview programs.