This is Fire Prevention Week across Canada.
Steve Malloy, Deputy Fire Chief for Thompson Fire and Emergency Services, spoke to Arctic Radio News about this years’ theme. He said that it is: look listen learn be aware, fire can happen anywhere.
Malloy said that Thompson Fire and EMS will be visiting students through grade four during the week to promote fire safety, starting this morning at Westwood with a visit to Deerwood slated for this afternoon.
He added that they are running a “junior chief of the day” contest. The contest is aimed at grade four students, and Malloy says that the contest is for the best home evacuation plan that the students can come up with.