The Rainy River District Fire Safety Committee announced the S.A.F.E. Baby Program (Smoke Alarm for Every Baby) was launched Jan. 1.
A smoke alarm and fire safety pamphlet will be given to the parents of each new baby born in Rainy River District to encourage families to practice proper fire safety and fire prevention.
Tyler Moffitt, “Learn Not to Burn” co-ordinator and S.A.F.E. Baby Program co-ordinator for the Rainy River District, said this project is one that is very dear to everyone’s hearts.
“The launch of the S.A.F.E. Baby Program represents the overwhelming support and commitment from a number of individuals and organizations.
“Sparking an interest in fire safety early on a child’s life can lead to a life-long appreciation for fire safety to fire . . . the first step for parents to take in protecting their new baby is to install a smoke alarm inside their bedroom!” he stressed.
The Rainy River District Fire Committee would like to thank the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Fire Association and Canadian Tire in Fort Frances for funding this project, and Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances and Atikokan General Hospital for welcoming and supporting this project.
Fact: 90 percent of fire deaths occur in our home, where we feel safe and secure. And 70 percent of those deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms!