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Fire Prevention Week 2014 - Test your smoke alarms

03 October 2014

Public Service Announcement

Fire Prevention Week 2014 - Test your smoke alarms

Start Date: October 5, 2014 End Date: October 11, 2014

Iqaluit, NU 45 sec

Nunavummiut: Have you tested your smoke alarms lately?

This year’s Fire Prevention Week is from October 5 to 11 with the theme, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month".

Smoke alarms can help save your life in an emergency, but only if they’re working. Always make sure batteries are installed in battery-operated smoke alarms. Test your smoke alarms every month and replace batteries as needed. Never turn off or cover smoke alarms.

Talk to your family about your home fire escape plan so you know what to do, where to go, and what number to call to reach emergency responders in the event of a fire.

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 are also invited to participate in the annual Fire Prevention Week colouring, poster design and essay contest. Please contact your local school for more information about how to enter.

Being prepared can save your life. This Fire Prevention Week, talk to your family and children about fire safety at home and in your community.

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Media Contact:

Hillary Casey

Communications Officer

Community and Government Services

867-975-5342

hcasey@gov.nu.ca