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Swing into Summer Safety

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Written by Patti Foley

Town of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services has teamed up with the Bolton Braves Baseball Association, the Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council and the Toronto Blue Jays to promote Swing Into Summer Safety. This important safety initiative is all about educating and raising awareness among school-age children and their families about fire safety and other injury prevention tips, including:

BBQ Safety

Never BBQ in a garage, tent or other enclosed space.
Dispose of BBQ coals in metal containers.
Be sure to keep your BBQ clean and free of combustibles.
Never leave a BBQ unattended.

Open Air Burning

Before starting a fire, ensure that open-air fire permits are allowed in your area.
Keep fires supervised at all times.
Have a water supply on hand and douse the fire out until no glowing embers are present.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Check alarms monthly
Replace alarms every 10 years or as per the date recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions.

Home Fire Escape Planning

Prepare and plan a home fire escape plan with all members in your family.
Ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, two ways out of every room and a meeting place.
Teach all family members how to call 911 for help.

For more information visit www.caledon.ca and www.safetyinfo.ca

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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