Fire Safety Week is Underway

Photo: Captain Davy from the Taylor Fire Department shows how to use a Fire Extinguisher – Adam Reaburn/

Sunday is the first day of Fire Prevention Week. North Peace Residents got the opportunity to learn more about what they can do to prevent fires at home at a special event Saturday. Fire Fighters from Taylor, Charlie Lake and Fort St. John took over the parking lot of Canadian Tire to demonstrate how to be fire safe. Captain Greg Nicoll is with the Fort St. John Fire Department. [asset|aid=389|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9dade5a656e161408bc97ef70229029a-Nicoll-1_1_Pub.mp3] Captain Nicoll also has a few more tips to prevent a fire in your home. [asset|aid=390|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9dade5a656e161408bc97ef70229029a-Nicoll-2_1_Pub.mp3] This is also the best time of the year to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon dioxide alarms.

The following video shows just how quickly a fire can get out of control in a room like your bedroom.

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Here are a few more photos from Saturday’s event.

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