City of Courtenay submission
To celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Domino’s Pizza and the Courtenay Fire Department are once again partnering to reward Courtenay residents who have working smoke alarms in their homes with free pizza.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, when Courtenay residents in single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses call Domino’s Pizza on Ryan Road at 250-334-3333 between 5-9 p.m., they may find their pizza is delivered with the help of Courtenay’s firefighters. Firefighters will be following COVID-19 protocols and wearing appropriate PPE.
With the customer’s permission, firefighters will arrive by fire truck and inspect household smoke alarms to make sure they are working. Those with functioning smoke alarms will get their pizza for free. Households chosen will be at random and as resources are available. This is the fifth year in a row the Courtenay Fire Department has partnered with Domino’s Pizza on this fire safety initiative.
If a home smoke alarm requires new batteries, the firefighters will provide and replace the batteries. The Courtenay Fire Department may also arrange for a return visit to install a battery-powered smoke alarm for residents who require and qualify for free installation.
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” and focuses on educating you, your family, and the community about the importance of kitchen fire safety. Statistics show that cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries in British Columbia. This is particularly important at this time as more people are spending time at home with their families. This important reminder along with the ongoing education of the importance of having a working smoke alarm can and will save lives.
Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake you. Serving as your nose when you are asleep, working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death of loved ones in the event of a fire. Working smoke alarms give you and your family time to get out.
Important fire safety tips to remember are:
– Know two ways out of your house and when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
– Install smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
– Test your smoke alarm monthly. Replace the batteries annually.
– Replacing your smoke alarm every 10 years is recommended.