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Red Deer Emergency Services delivers After the Fire Program

April 18, 2019 11:04 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

This evening, members of Red Deer Emergency Services will visit some homes in Oriole Park.

The visits come after the industrial on Golden West Avenue yesterday, which remains under investigation. The focus of the visit is to answer residents’ questions about smoke that may have entered nearby homes.

If you notice a lingering smell of smoke inside your home, follow these steps:

  • Open as many windows as possible to allow fresh air to circulate through your home.
  • Wash walls and hard surfaces with water and vinegar, or water and TSP.
  • Circulate air through your home using the furnace fan; check to ensure the filter is clean.
  • Vacuum smoke alarms using a soft brush attachment to help remove some of the dust from the sensing chamber, reducing the risk for false alarms.

If you believe you have smoke damage to your home, beyond what you can deal with, contact your insurance company for assistance.

The visits are part of the After the Fire Program, delivered by Emergency Services to check in and provide educational opportunities for neighbourhoods that have recently experienced a fire. For more information visit reddeer.ca.  

For more information, contact:

Shane Dussault
Fire Safety Codes Officer
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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