Fire Prevention Education
During Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12, 2013, the Canadian Hearing Society educates the community, government and businesses about the importance of fire safety and visual smoke alarms for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
E-Store - Visual smoke alarms
CHS has continued advocacy efforts to educate municipalities, governments, fire departments and the public on the importance of visual smoke alarms.
Read the brochure: Visual alarms are the difference between life and death
EStore: Buy visual smoke alarms
CHS staff are participating in more than 25 public education events taking place across the province throughout Fire Prevention Week. Some staff are hosting special education sessions in schools and hospitals, and many are participating in public events with their local fire departments.
Ø Find your regional CHS event in our calendar here.
Pilot Program - Sightlines to Safety
CHS has partnered with three local fire departments to pilot a new program called “Sightline to Safety”. This program ensures people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing receive adequate and appropriate education about preventing, detecting and escaping a fire in the home.
Ø Learn more in the Sightlines to Safety brochure
Ø Read the news release about this program
Articles - Special Fire Prevention Section in Vibes
This issue of Vibesmagazine has a special section on Fire Prevention packed with safety tips, information on visual smoke alarms, and stories on people and programs. Read these articles now and check out the online magazine coming soon!