Your Sault Ste. Marie Fire Chief, Marcel Provenzano has a holiday wish and he needs your help to make it come true.
“I’m wishing for a fire-free holiday season this year,” said Chief Provenzano “but I need your help to make this come true!”
While fire can happen anywhere, at any time, it most often strikes when we let our guard down – when we’re distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays, by the telephone, by the kids or by the doorbell. All it takes is for a pot to be left on the stove, or a candle left burning unattended, and a family’s holiday celebrations can turn to tragedy.
“Consider using battery-operated or electric flameless candles,” continued Assistant Chief, Paul Milosevich “Never leave cooking unattended, drink responsibly, and keep a close eye on those who do not.”
Fire Services also reminds you that it’s the law to maintain working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home. Everyone is urged to take a few minutes to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries if needed. Also, homes with a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage must have a working Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm installed adjacent to each sleeping area of the home.
Your Sault Ste. Marie Fire Service wishes you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.