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March 3, 2005
Senior safety symposium
  
Lincoln Alexander, former lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Honourary Fire
Chief, Toronto Fire Services will be speaking at a symposium on the safety of
seniors.

Date: Friday, March 4
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

Lincoln Alexander will remind older adults how to keep fire safe when cooking
by following simple steps to reduce injuries caused by burns:

1. Wear tight fitting clothing or roll up sleeves.
2. Store food and oven mitts away from burners.
3. Keep pot handles turned in.
4. Keep a pot lid nearby to smoother a fire.

Bringing an Awareness to Senior Safety Issues in the Community (BASSIC) is
hosting this symposium. BASSIC is a partnership between police, fire, Emergency
Medical Services, government agencies and groups dedicated to making seniors
safer.

Information about BASSIC can be found at
www.toronto.ca /fire/news/2005_safe_seniors_calendar.


Media contacts:
Samantha Hoffmann, Public Educator, TFS, 416-338-9187,
416-462-5676 (pager)
Captain Michael Strapko, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9319,
416-334-5223 (pager)



 

 

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