Escape plan highlighted during Fire Prevention Week

Government Relations Minister Larry Doke was joined by Sparky the Fire Dog and Grade 2 students from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School to celebrate Fire Prevention Week at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.  While there, the students learned about this year’s theme “Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out!”

Fire Prevention Week activities were held in several communities across the province, including Martensville and Warman, where fire department open houses drew hundreds of residents.

Martensville firefighters douse a fire during a Fire Prevention Week demonstration event at the Martensville FIre Hall on Wednesday, October 11

“A fire can become life-threatening in less than two minutes,” Doke said.  “That is why it is important to plan two ways out of your home, so you can still leave quickly in the event one route is blocked.  Properly maintained and installed smoke alarms are also important since they can alert you and your family to leave immediately before the fire spreads.” Continue reading “Escape plan highlighted during Fire Prevention Week”