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Our Tweed Fire Department

With winter on its way and our children now adjusted to school routine, it is a good time for the Fire Department to remind all of us, especially the students while at school of the importance of safety.  Our Fire Department has completed fire drills at both schools and are happy to announce that the drills were very successful with all students and staff leaving the premises in a safe and timely fashion.  Fire Chief, Derrick Little says “everyone should check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace them if more than 10 years old.  Also, remember to check the batteries and replace them in the fall.”

Fire Prevention Week was October 9-15th.  Our Fire Prevention Officer, Sean Porter, reports that many classes had tours of the fire hall as well as the department making visits to both Tweed schools.  The classroom visits were a big hit with the students and they were excited to receive fire safety promotional materials and have Sparky the fire dog stop by.  The younger students enjoyed a new Timon & Pumba safety video while the older students received videos for their class rooms on fire prevention safety. 

On a final note with our Tweed Fire Department, they are excited to see the arrival of the new pumper tanker.  With the aid of this new truck it will help make it a lot easier for the department to put out fires and protect our community!

To check burning conditions or other information, including children’s games, please visit our new website at www.tweedfire.ca.