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Media Advisory - Two Fatal Fire Investigations Show Importance of Having Smoke Alarms and Escape Plans

Fire Prevention Week 2017: "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - An Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) fire investigations supervisor will speak about two fatal fires in Ontario and how working smoke alarms could have changed the fatal outcome of each fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Eckhart will tell the compelling true story of a Welland family that was saved from fire by their working smoke alarms.

It's Fire Prevention Week from October 8 to 14, 2017, and this year's theme is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!". Join the OFMEM and its guest speaker to find out why every second counts when there is a fire and why home fire escape planning goes hand in hand with working smoke alarms.


Tuesday October 10, 2017


9:00 a.m.


Skye Lorimer, Supervisor, Fire Investigation Services

Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief, Welland Fire and Emergency Services

Ross Nichols, Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management


Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex

25 Morton Shulman Avenue, main entrance

Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B1

Media note:

For those unable to attend, the news conference will be broadcast live by Webcast at www.mediaevents.ca/ofmem-20171010.


Disponible en français

SOURCE Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management

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