Fire Prevention Awareness Campaign
The Town of Rosemère is unveiling the details of its 2017 fire prevention program, which will consist of a number of activities for all residents, all throughout this coming fall season. This campaign will highlight the theme of cooking fires, which account for over 40% of the fire department's interventions.
"Raising awareness of fire prevention is a priority issue for Rosemère, as it concerns our residents' safety. The campaign that will be conducted over the coming weeks will help attract Rosemerites' attention to the right habits to adopt in order to ensure their loved ones' safety," stated Madeleine Leduc, Mayor of Rosemère.
Awareness activities for all ages
In order to reach as many residents as possible, the prevention campaign includes activities for all age groups:
- Fire drills in schools, drop-in child-care centres, daycare centres and seniors' residences
- A tour of four elementary schools in Rosemère for a presentation in Grade 2 classes
- The very popular Firefighter for a Day contest is also part of the 2017 program. A rewarding experience is in store for 4 Rosemère students, who will spend a memorable day at the fire station on October 4.
- An open house on September 24, noon – 4 p.m., at fire station 7, located at 310 chemin du Bas-in-Sainte-Thérèse. Activities will include face painting and a giant inflatable slide.
- Prevention booths on October13, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Canadian Tire in Rosemère and on October14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Place Rosemère.
"The Town of Rosemère is encouraging all residents to take part in the various activities and is hoping for a large turnout among them. The Town is also urging Rosemerites to take the appropriate actions that reduce fire risks," added Madeleine Leduc.