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Fire Prevention Week emphasizes importance of preparedness

Oct 9, 2019

VICTORIA, BC - Fire Prevention Week in B.C. runs from Oct. 6 to 12, 2019. “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” is this year's theme.

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, acknowledged Fire Prevention Week, alongside a number of partners at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

“Preparing in advance of an emergency, like a fire, is one of the most critical components of staying safe,” said T.M. Sandulak, manager, emergency management and business continuity programs, FortisBC. “Part of our commitment to safety means we make sure our customers are informed on what to do in an emergency situation, as well as providing training for first responders to help them stay safe when approaching situations involving natural gas or electricity.”

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