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October 11, 2016
Toronto Fire Services hosting open house events for residents across the city during Fire Prevention Week
  
Toronto Fire Services is hosting open house events this week, Fire Prevention Week, in communities across Toronto to promote fire and life safety. These interactive events, designed to be fun and informative, will focus on this year's fire-prevention theme: "Don't wait – check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years."

Participants will learn that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms don’t last forever. The units need to be replaced at least once every 10 years to ensure effective operation. Of course, alarm batteries should be changed annually.

Below are dates and locations of the open houses. The specified fire stations will be open to the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. An all-day event will conclude the week on Saturday. Schedule details:

Tuesday, October 11
• Station 333, 207 Front St. E.
• Station 334, 339 Queens Quay W.
• Station 315, 132 Bellevue Ave.
• Station 114, 12 Canterbury Place

Wednesday, October 12
• Station 413, 1549 Albion Rd.
• Station 424, 462 Runnymede Rd.
• Station 426, 140 Lansdowne Ave.
• Station 133, 1505 Lawrence Ave. W.

Thursday, October 13
• Station 115, 115 Parkway Forest Dr.
• Station 213, 7 Lapsley Rd.
• Station 221, 2575 Eglinton Ave. E.
• Station 234, 40 Coronation Dr.

Saturday, October 15
The finale of Fire Prevention Week will be held at Toronto Fire and Paramedic Services Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Everyone is welcome.

Information about Fire Prevention Week is also available at http://bit.ly/2dSazk6.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


Media Contact
Peter Derrington
Toronto Fire Services
416-338-9418
pderr@toronto.ca

 

 

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