Innisfil, ON – The Town of Innisfil Fire and Rescue team spent the last month sharing fire prevention tips with residents in its ongoing efforts to keep the community safe.

This year, more than 3,000 elementary school children were visited at their schools to hear from members of the Fire and Rescue team and to participate in hands-on activities showcasing the importance of fire escape routes and learning about prevention tips. This included the 32-foot Fire Safety Trailer showing children fire hazards, what to do in a fire, and how to escape a building if it is on fire.

“Effective fire safety education and awareness for residents is key in preventing fire deaths, injuries, and property loss within our community,” says Brent Thomas Fire Chief Town of Innisfil/Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. “Using the Fire Safety Trailer, our team was able to demonstrate what to do in case of fire such as feeling doors for heat, staying low to the ground and crawling below the smoke to make a safe escape. It is always very well received education and so important to reinforce what to do in the unfortunate event of a fire.”

As part of the activities during the month, members of Fire and Rescue also went door-to-door in Innisfil, this year with 3,000 visits to households. Residents were given public education materials, reminders on checking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and residents could also request a voluntary inspection of their home to ensure safety.