The Calgary Fire Department hits Calgary homes annually to spread fire safety awareness, only now they’re using a different vehicle to get that message across.
Some Calgary Meals on Wheels volunteers will now be trained to assess smoke detectors in the homes of MOW clients, and alert the fire department to any faulty or non-functioning devices.
The two sides will team up for this pilot project during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9 to 15) to service a segment of the population they believe may be at risk.
“We simply cannot reach every home in Calgary,” said acting fire Chief Len MacCharles. “(This partnership) reaches that segment of society that might be more vulnerable.”
Katherine Robson, communications and development manager with Meals on Wheels, welcomed the opportunity.