Fort St. John learns about fire safety

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Firefighters from Fort St. John, Charlie Lake and Taylor spent the day helping families learn how to prevent a fire, and protect themselves in the event that one occurs. There was a live burn demonstration, and the young ones got to put on a firefighter's suit and put out a fire themselves using a fire extinguisher. Other highlights of the day were a new inflatable slide, and as usual, the burn house.

The theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week is "Have Two Ways Out", which means having a plan B to get out of any room or building in the case of a fire.

"In case one's cut off then you've got your secondary means to get away from the fire or the emergency," Fort St. John Fire Prevention Officer Simon Caughill explains. "Say there's a fire in the stairwell and the kids are sleeping up in their room, they wouldn't be able to get out that stairwell."

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Photos from the day are below:

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