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Prevention and pizza for Nelson’s Fire Prevention Week

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will again be joining up with Panago during Fire Prevention Week

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will again be joining up with Panago during Fire Prevention Week to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win their order free.

If you order from Panago during Fire Prevention Week and if a fire truck shows up at the door, all you have to do is prove your home has a working smoke alarm. If no working alarm can be found, the firefighters will be on hand to give customers a new alarm and offer advice on where to install it.

Kids can get in on the action, too. School-aged kids are encouraged to put together a fire escape Plan, showing two ways out of the rooms in their homes. Of those who submit plans prior to October 28, a winner will be selected. The winner will have dinner with the firefighters and show off the winning plans to the chief himself.

Hard copies can be dropped off at the fire hall, or scanned and emailed to firecontest@nelson.ca.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services offers the following tips for making sure smoke alarms are maintained and working properly:

• Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.

• If an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

• Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they’re 10 years old (or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested).

• Never remove or disable a smoke alarm.

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs, contests, and activities in Nelson, contact Nelson Fire and Rescue Services at 250-352-3103 or visit the city’s website, nelson.ca, and search for the Fire Prevention Week page.To learn more about “Protect your family from fire!” visit firepreventionweek.org.