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Practice makes perfect – prepare your home escape plan

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Centre Wellington Fire remind residents to practice home fire escape plans as part of Fire Prevention week, October 8-14.

This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”.

Smoke and fire spread fast. There is no time to figure out how to escape after a fire starts.

That is why it is so important that everyone has working smoke alarms in their home and that they practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in their household before there’s a fire.

“Fires are not planned and can happen at any time of the day” says Centre Wellington Fire Chief Brad Patton.  

“What we can do is plan our escape route to ensure the whole family is on board in case of an emergency.  By planning and practicing your escape route, you are putting safety precautions in place should there ever be a fire in your home”.  

To kick of Fire Prevention Week, Centre Wellington fire announced a contest for Centre Wellington school aged children.

Children are urged to talk with their families and draw out their escape routes.  Once the drawing is complete, it can be droppped off at either the Fergus Fire Station or Municipal Office in Elora for a chance to win a ride to school in a Fire Truck.

The contest continues to  Oct. 27 at 4pm.

For more tips on emergency preparedness tips and the contest, please visit

For more information on Fire Prevention week, visit

October 13, 2017


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