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Windsor Fire Prevention “Week” Becomes “Month”

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Windsor Fire Prevention “Week” Becomes “Month”

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens presented a plaque of appreciation to the men and women of Windsor Fire & Rescue Services today for their on-going efforts as frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our fire fighters are used to facing danger in the execution of their duties,” said Mayor Dilkens. “But COVID-19 is a different kind of danger and stressor, and we truly appreciate how our fire department continues to keep our community safe.”

“We decided that, with the challenges of COVID-19, the usual Fire Prevention Week wasn’t enough. Instead we have a month of education activities aimed at spreading the important word about fire safety.” – Fire Chief Stephen Laforet

This year’s theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” Cooking fires are the number one cause of fires in Windsor. Online activities have been organized into three sections: schools, adults, and children with age appropriate activities for all. Sparky the Fire Dog is also issuing his own weekly fun challenges to everyone.

The plaque presentation also helped kick off Fire Prevention Month. See video of the media conference.

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