fire prevention open house

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Town’s adherence to current restrictions on gatherings, the Town of Tecumseh has cancelled this year’s annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. The annual event, previously scheduled to run the week of September 28, is normally held at both Town Fire Halls with visitors engaged in activities like putting out fires, riding the trucks and touring the stations.

“It was a difficult decision to cancel our annual Fire Prevention Week as it is one of the most popular and well attended events in Town,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “We have to do this though as the high attendance means we cannot guarantee physical distancing or disinfecting of surfaces during the four nights of activities. We hope that next year we will be able to come back strong with attendance at the same or higher levels.”

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of Fire Services in Tecumseh and Fire Prevention Week is planned for four nights in October with events held at both Fire Halls again. Full details on the event will be shared publicly closer to that time.

“While we cannot hold our Fire Prevention Open Houses this year to share fire safety information with residents and their children,” said Wade Bondy, Director Fire and Rescue Services and Fire Chief. “We still want everyone to take fire safety seriously and learn about the different ways to protect their home and family. Our website has a number of different pages on things like fire extinguishers, candles, home escape plans, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and heating safety so residents can protect their home and family.”

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Media Contacts: Wade Bondy, Director Fire and Rescue Services and Fire Chief, 519-979-4041 Ext. 210