The Pipestone Flyer
Everyone loves a man in uniform, isn't that right ladies? Well the Calmar Fire Department is counting on that fact with their upcoming calendar featuring their local firefighters.
Calmar has been putting out these fundraising calendars for several years but this will be the first year that all of the photos are exclusively of Calmar's finest.
If all goes as planned these hot ticket items will be available just in time for the Open House taking place at the Calmar Firehall on October 12th in honour of Canada's Fire Prevention Week.
The Calmar Firehall will be open to one and all from 11 am to 3 pm on October 12th with hall and equipment tours available. "We will also be holding a fundraising BBQ lunch that day," said Fire Chief David Brooks. "We will also be performing some equipment demonstrations and our mascot, Sparky the Dalmation, will be on hand as well."
Not to be outdone, the Leduc Firehall is also holding an Open House on October 5th from 1-3 pm with tours, snacks and fire safety pamphlets and information available.
Every year there is a theme for Fire Prevention Week and in 2013 it is 'Prevent Kitchen Fires'. Some of the safety pamphlets that will be available at the Open Houses focus on cooking fires, microwave safety, scald prevention, escape planning and smoke alarms.
One of the biggest causes of fires in the home are candles. In stats taken from the Fire Prevention Week website it states that during 2007-2011 candles caused 3% of home fires, 4% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries and 6% of direct property damage from home fires.
Sadly, another alarming statistic says that almost two-thirds (62%) of reported home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
There are many things we can do to make our homes safer, and by using events like these open houses to raise awareness about fire safety our dedicated fire services personnel go the extra mile to help keep us safer in our own homes.