March 20, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
There is no better time than the present to ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of a fire. To raise awareness of potential fire hazards throughout the year, the Government of Canada and the Aboriginal Firefighters’ Association of Canada are teaming up to launch the BeFireSafe education campaign.
The BeFireSafe national awareness campaign will feature a series of fire prevention and safety tips throughout the year that Canada and AFAC encourage people to follow. Messages will be shared through radio features and various social media, and important tools and links will be available on the AANDC and AFAC websites.
BeFireSafe will focus on topics such as being cautious with open flame, barbeque and heater safety, careful use and storage of chemicals, the importance of having working smoke detectors and planning an escape route for your family. It underscores the important role everyone has in preventing fires both inside and outside the home.
The Aboriginal Firefighters’ Association of Canada (AFAC) does extremely important work in the community and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is pleased to partner with AFAC which will lead this important initiative.
Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada