Fire Prevention Month activities begin September 30

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The St. Catharines Fire Department is expanding Fire Prevention Week with a full month’s worth of activities.

The activities and safety instruction begins on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with an open house at Fire Station 4 (427 Merritt St.). There will be a variety of interactive, family-friendly activities taking place at the station, including:

  • A variety of displays including kitchen safety, smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms
  • The opportunity to tour a firetruck and see firefighting equipment
  • Kids station
  • Photo ops
  • The opportunity to see an antique firetruck
  • Home Depot Build-A-Truck
  • Interact with community organizations
  • Kids can enter to win Niagara IceDogs tickets in a private booth

Attendees are encouraged to bring a food donation to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold or gently used winter coats for Start Me Up Niagara.

“We are looking forward to interacting with the community and educating them about fire prevention. Fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility, and we encourage people to learn more and make safe choices.”

Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Parker

Additional activities include:

  • School fire drills (ongoing)
  • The Walmart Safety Display on Oct. 5 at 420 Vansickle Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Kiwanis Pool Safety Display on Oct. 11 at St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • The Niagara IceDogs – Safety Display during the game on Oct. 12 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, starting at 7 p.m.
  • Pumpkinville on Oct. 14 at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • The Seniors Cooking Safety Presentation on Oct. 18 at the Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • Start Me Up Niagara – Stuff the Truck on Oct. 21 at Fairview Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please visit: stcatharines.ca/firepreventionmonth.

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