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Home Safe Home Campaign 2018

 Home Safe Home

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services will participate in the annual Home Safe Home program to promote and educate residents about home fire safety. Fire crews will visit homes between May 14, 2018 – October 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends. Firefighters will share various resources and tips, and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions – all in the spirit of fire safety!

“Keeping our community fire safe is fundamental for all of our firefighters, and together fire crews support the principle of ‘prevention rather than cure’ — taking a proactive approach to fire safety,” said Fire Chief Darryl Bailey. “Education is a key component of home safety, and over the next several months, fire crews will deliver the message of being proactive rather than reactive.”

Beginning May 14, 2018 and running through to October 14, 2018 Caledon firefighters will be visiting homes throughout Caledon on weekdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Fire crews, who will be in full uniform along with volunteer firefighters, will focus on educating home owners on the importance of electrical safety and keeping all heating/cooling equipment and appliances in good working order. In addition, a strong emphasis will be placed on having working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms throughout the home. Be on the lookout for a Caledon fire truck, visiting your neighbourhood soon!

Guides

Download our Guides:

Home Fire Safety Guide (pdf)

Emergency Preparedness Guide (pdf)

Protect Your Home Guide (pdf)

Fire Prevention Guides

 


Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is an important time for us to all keep in mind very important fire prevention and safety tips and lessons.

FPW was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire back in 1871, and each year fire departments across North America promote fire safety in their communities. The theme for this year's FWP is "Every Second Counts", and will aim to educate residents and visitors to Caledon the importance of developing a home fire escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it twice a year.

Here are some resources for you and your family to help keep fire prevention top of mind.

Fire Escape Plan Fire Safty Interactive Quiz Colouring Sheet