Victoria – BC Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond and the President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC, Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis have launched a smoke alarm campaign intended to ensure that every home in BC has a working smoke alarm, part of a broad initiative to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries.
Research findings indicate that the province’s most vulnerable populations – such as children and the elderly – face the highest risk of dying in a residential fire.
Update – May 2012: Justice Minister Shirley Bond and Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux announced recent achievements made to date in the “Working Smoke Alarm” campaign in BC.
For more information on the campaign, visit the Working Smoke Alarms website.
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