There's more to responsible drinking than taking a cab. Don't put yourself-or your family-at risk of fire.
The Public Education Matters division of the OFM released a news template on April 5th in regards to working smoke alarms and early detection.
The email is as follows:
Public Education Matters
Enhancing Fire Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community
Issue 76, April 5, 2013Dear Public Educator/Fire Prevention Officer:
Please find attached a news release template about the importance of early fire detection and the need for your community residents to know what to do to escape BEFORE a fire occurs.
The news release also addresses another important issue. There has been some discussion in the media lately about a possible difference in the level of fire protection offered by hard-wired smoke alarms and battery-operated smoke alarms. This news release will help the Ontario fire service communicate what is already known, both types are required to meet the same ULC standard for smoke alarms, and both are equally effective and acceptable under the Ontario Fire Code.
The OFM encourages you to personalise and send out the news release template to media in your community to remind the public about the importance of having working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of the home and to practice home fire escape plans.
Thank you for your continued support of public education and prevention.
Your feedback is always welcome! Email the OFM's Public Fire Safety Education section or phone (416-325-3100) if you have questions about public education or media relations in your community. Let us know about specific programs that work well in your community or specific public education topics you would like addressed in an upcoming notice.
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The News Release template can be downloaded from the OFLSE site below: