Shelburne & District Fire Department Kicked Off Fire Prevention Week With Open House

Shelburne & District Fire Department held an open house welcoming the community into the Fire Hall, offering live demonstrations reaching out to teach fire safety. The event took place Saturday, October 7, 2017 and kicked off Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 8th, through to the 14th. For more information about Fire Prevention Week contact the Shelburne & District Fire Department located at 114 O’Flynn St, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S1, call (519) 925-5111 or visit their facebook page. 


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Practice your home fire escape plan during Fire Prevention Week


Shelburne October 10 2017

 Fire Chief Brad Lemaich is urging families in Shelburne and the surrounding area to practice their home fire escape plan as part of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8-14, 2017, is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

“Fire and smoke move faster than you,” said Chief Lemaich  “There’s no time to figure out how to escape your home AFTER a fire starts. Practice an escape plan BEFORE there’s a fire so you can get out safely.”

In a fire, you may have just seconds to safely escape your home. Be prepared in advance with these simple steps for home fire escape planning:

  • Assess the needs of everyone in your home
    Identify anyone who requires assistance to get out of the home safely, such as small children or older adults.
  • Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas
    Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Identify all possible exits ( doors and windows ) and make sure they work
    Know two ways out of all areas, if possible.
  • Everyone must know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds
    Assign someone to help those who need assistance.
    Identify a safe meeting place outside.
    Call the fire department from outside the home – from a neighbour’s home or a cell phone.
  • Practice your home fire escape plan at least twice a year
    Have everyone participate.
    Make changes to your plan if necessary.

For more information contact:

Shelburne & District Fire Department

Brad Lemaich                                                                                                                                         

114 O’Flynn Street                                                                                                                                

Shelburne, Ontario.  L9V 2W9                                                                                                            

Telephone: 519-925-5111

Cell:            519-938-1609                                                                                                                      

Fax #:         519-925-1815