Fire Safety Planning Saves Lives

Fire Safety Planning Saves Lives

October 14, 2008

October is Fire Prevention Month, a time when we should all be aware of ways to learn fire safety and prevention, but planning and practice that comes with fire safety should be put into place year-round.

Raising fire safety awareness, saving lives

In December 2007 and January 2008, two fatal fires occurred in Toronto Community Housing (TCH) units. These fires prompted TCH to review fire safety practices, including unit and life-safety inspections and tenant compliance with mandatory fire safety measures. Through this review, TCH made the decision to undertake a tenant education campaign focused on the importance of working smoke alarms and fire prevention.

Community partnerships and action

We're working with Toronto Fire Service to promote their Junior Fire Chief Contest:

  • a program that encourages children, ages 7 - 12, to conduct fire safety audits of their homes (along with their parents/guardians).
  • Every child who completes the checklist and entry form can enter into a draw, with the winner being named Toronto's Junior Fire Chief, for a day.

We're also working with Toronto Fire Service to host a local event in one of our communities in the West.

When: Thursday, October 16, 2008

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: 75 Tandridge Crescent

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Only working smoke alarms can save your life!

Check your smoke alarm this month to make sure it's working. If it's not, call 416-981-5500 to have it repaired. Only working smoke alarms can save your life!


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