Fire drill practice on Wednesday night

 
Photo: Captain Greg Nicoll speaks to children on Wednesday, September 30th about the importance of fire safety – File Photo – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

When you hear sirens on Wednesday night, don’t run and hide – practice your fire drill.

As part of the Fire and Burn Prevention Month, the Fort St. John Fire Department will be driving around the city with their sirens blaring.

When residents hear the sirens at around 6:30 p.m., they are asked to execute their Family Fire Evacuation Plan.

Captain Greg Nicoll with the Fort St. John Fire Department says most families have an evacuation plan in place.

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He says families should execute their fire drills several times per year.

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This month’s theme is, ‘Stay Fire Smart Don’t Get Burned.’ Fire Fighters will be going to schools during the month to educate students on fire safety.

There will also be education information displays at the Totem Mall throughout month.