© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert Fire Department members Jared Adema and Stephane Gaudet, from left, are seen at the department’s Fire Prevention Week booth at the Gateway Mall on Wednesday. Department members have been manning the booth in shifts all week, and plan to continue doing so through Saturday.
At 4 p.m. today (Wednesday), members of the Prince Albert Fire Department are lighting a fire outside of the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.
“We’re taking couches and curtains and stuff over,” member Jared Adema said of the public demonstration.
“We’re going to show people how easy it is to stop fires from happening in the kitchen -- by putting the lid on the pan and stuff … and how fast it can get out of hand.”
Fellow member Stephane Gaudet noted that an average of 24 kitchen fires are responded to per year by the department. So far this year, 16 have been responded to.
“It’s probably a good idea to keep fire extinguishers under your sink or by your stove,” he said.
Although quick response is important, Adema cautions people against trying to handle a fire situation they’re unable to, and to call 911 as quickly as possible.
We’re going to show people how easy it is to stop fires from happening in the kitchen -- by putting the lid on the pan and stuff … and how fast it can get out of hand. Jared Adema
Members of the public are invited to the 4 p.m. fire demonstration at the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds.
Failing that, the Daily Herald will report on the event for an article that will appear online later today.
Click HERE for a column by Prince Albert Fire Department Chief Les Karpluk, who this week focused on fire hazards in the kitchen.