Mar 20, 2012

Free Seniors Fire Safety Information Session

Council has, once again, joined forces with Fire and Rescue NSW to highlight the importance of fire safety and smoke alarms in the home for our senior residents. The National Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Campaign is a NSW Fire and Rescue initiative aimed at providing safety tips on fire prevention and what to do in the event of a fire.

A presentation for local seniors by Fire and Rescue Community Safety Coordinator, Melanie Rebane will be held on Wednesday 28 March at the Alf Kay Eastlakes Community Hall (in Florence Avenue) from 9.30am to 11.30am. Local Fire Service officers will also provide a fire safety device demonstration on the day. Topics for discussion on the day include: How to avoid a fire in your home;

The importance of maintaining smoke alarms; How to use fire safety equipment; Safe cooking practices; Safe use of electrical appliances; Knowing what to do in an emergency situation; Planning for safe evacuation. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available on the day along with some lucky door prizes. Bookings are essential. To book early by contacting Therese on 9366 3657.

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning
    Please pass on the critical information from FRNSW commissioner Greg Mullins to not just change your battery, but to replace your smoke alarm with a photoelectric type - the ONLY type recommended by FRNSW:

    Thank you.

    Adrian Butler
    Chairman, former firefighter
    The World Fire Safety Foundation
    NSW, Australia