Toronto Raptors stars lead campaign for holiday fire and life safety

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Field Advisor Art Pullan is pictured with two National Basketball Association players

The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council is encouraging everyone in Ontario to “Be on the Ball” this holiday season as part of a province-wide carbon monoxide (CO) and fire safety campaign featuring Canada’s NBA team, The Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors’ Cory Joseph and DeMar DeRozan pictured above with NFPA Public Education Field Advisor Art Pullan, have been named fire safety ambassadors for the “Make the Winning Shot” campaign. DeRozan and Joseph are featured in daily social media activities throughout the holiday season on fire and CO safety tips.

The entire Raptors organization supports the campaign, along with numerous fire and life safety organizations.

In a statement, the star athletes said, “The Raptors believe that a good offense is often the best defense. The same is true in your home when it comes to being properly prepared for home fires and CO poisonings.”

Proper preparation is what NFPA encourages with its educational materials, which include extensive smoke alarm and CO information designed to keep people safe.