Pickering Fire Services gets real about fire safety

Following Wednesday’s fire that blackened skies over the city, Pickering Fire Services started going door-to-door once again from Friday for the ‘Get Real Pickering’ fire education campaign.

The five-week campaign began on May 13, and focuses on educating residents about fire safety and fire-related issues in the community, said a city statement.

Select Pickering households will receive an information card in the mail, followed by a visit from Pickering firefighters who will be available to discuss the reality of fire in the community, and answer fire-related questions.

“The safety and well-being of those in our community remains our top priority,” said Fire Chief, John Hagg. “This campaign gives our residents and firefighters a chance to engage and have a meaningful discussion around the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, escape planning, fire safety and prevention.”

Chief Hagg hopes that through education, awareness, and teamwork, fire-related fatalities, injuries, and property damage can be reduced throughout the city.

Members of the public are also encouraged to connect with Pickering Fire Services at LetsTalkPickering.ca/PickeringFire – learn more about fire safety, ask staff fire-related questions and more.

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