Toronto Fire Services firing up residents for Fire Safety Awareness Week

Toronto Fire Services firing up residents for Fire Safety Awareness Week

June 08, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sparky the fire dog and his friends at Toronto Fire Services hosted a community BBQ in Regent Park last Sunday to help spread the important information about safety.

Many fun activities was available for the kids including a Toronto Raptors fan zone, a junior firefighter challenge, children's fire truck bouncer, face painting and air brush tattoos, a fire t​ruck display and meeting Sparky.​

 Sparky the fire dog and Greg Spearn, President and CEO (Interim) posing for the camera Toronto Fire Services staff are preparing hot dogs for residents at the Community BBQ.

Left: Sparky the fire dog and Greg Spearn, President and CEO (Interim) pose for the camera.​

Right: Toronto Fire Services staff prepare food for residents during the Community BBQ.

Toronto Hydro, Enbridge Inc., Health Canada and Regent Park Community Initiative were also on hand to share information on other kinds of emergencies.​


Children are listening to a Health Canada representative about safety. ​​​

Children pay attention to a Health Canada representative and learn that safety can be taught at any age. ​​​

Two female representatives from Toronto Hydro welcoming residents to learn more about saving energy  

Representatives from Toronto Hydro welcoming residents to learn more about saving energy. 

A Toronto Fire Services staff helping a young resident how to aim a fire hose at the junior fire fighter challenge.
A Toronto Fire Services staff helps a young resident how to aim a fire hose at the junior fire fighter challenge.

Residents are in a line to get free airbrush tattoos from a tattoo artist.
Residents join the line to get free airbrush tattoos from a tattoo artist.

A photo of a fire truck. A photo of tools that fire fighters use during safety missions.
Left: A fire truck display for tenants to go inside and get a close-up looking at fire fighters equipment.
Right: Some heavy tools used by Toronto Fire Services during rescue missions were on display for all to touch. 

During Toronto Fire Services’ Fire Safety Awareness Week, fire inspectors and public educators will be going door-to-door and hosting fire safety seminars in 60 Toronto Community Housing buildings. 

​A big thank you to all the partners and Toronto Community Housing staff who are helping to organize this event this week. ​​​


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