The week of October 5th is Fire Prevention Week and Toronto Fire Services is hosting open house events across the city with the theme “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”. Station 243 at 4560 Sheppard Ave E is located in our ward and its open house event will be held on Wednesday, October 7th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants will learn the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and how to prepare and practise a home fire escape plan.
Have you checked your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at home for working batteries yet? Now that we are well into fall and approaching the end of day-light saving (remember to turn your clock back an hour on November 1st), fire safety becomes extra crucial as we start turn on our furnaces and heaters. We strongly encourage residents to test the alarms and replace old batteries when necessary.