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.”
presentation also helped kick off Fire
Prevention Month. See video of the media conference.
“We decided that,
with the challenges of COVID-19, the usual Fire Prevention Week wasn’t enough,”
said Fire Chief Stephen Laforet. “Instead we have a month of education
activities aimed at spreading the important word about fire safety.”
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.
Check out the
Windsor Fire website at windsorfire.com for an ongoing list of activities.