Town of Vegreville Proclaims October 6-12, 2019 as "Fire Prevention Week"

Author: Posted on: Oct 05, 2019


      “2019 Fire Prevention Week”
October 6-12, 2019

WHEREAS, the Town of Vegreville is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Vegreville; and

WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are where people are at greatest risk from fire; and

WHEREAS, in one-fifth of all homes with smoke alarms, the smoke alarms are not working; and

WHEREAS, three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without smoke alarms (38 percent) or with no working smoke alarms (21 percent); and

WHEREAS, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half; and

WHEREAS, all smoke alarms should be replaced at least once every ten years; and

WHEREAS, the age of a smoke alarm can be determined by the date of its manufacture, which is marked on the back of the smoke alarm;

WHEREAS, the Town of Vegreville’s first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and protection education; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Vegreville’s residents are responsive to public education measures and are able to take personal steps to increase their safety from fire, especially in their homes; and

WHEREAS, the 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape”.

NOW THEREFORE, I Tim MacPhee, Mayor of Vegreville do hereby proclaim October 6-12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week. I urge all the people of Vegreville to work with your partners, children, family members, tenants and neighbors, to draft, discuss, and practice their fire escape plans.

“2019 Fire Prevention Week”
October 6-12, 2019