Nov. 24, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - New Brunswickers are reminded to practise fire safety, especially during the holiday season.
The Department of Public Safety's Office of the Fire Marshal issued the reminder today, during National Home Fire Safety Week, Nov. 23-29.
"With the holiday season just around the corner, it is a time when many New Brunswickers decorate their homes with trees, lights and other ornaments to create a festive atmosphere," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W. Foran. "It is important to remember that, while enjoyable, many of these decorations can pose a fire hazard."
A number of fire-safety precautions and tips for safety decorating and entertaining are available on the Department of Public Safety website.
Foran emphasized the importance of having operating smoke alarms on every level of a home, and he reminded New Brunswickers to take a moment to protect themselves and their families.
"Taking a few easy precautions, such as the ones listed on our website, can save lives," Foran said. "I encourage New Brunswickers to help us spread the word on fire safety, and I invite them to join us as we work together to build a safer New Brunswick."
MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Cumby, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.