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Logo showing cartoon images of Sparky the Fire Dog and Ace, the Blue Jays mascotThousands of school children from across the greater Toronto area and Ontario will attend the special home game of the Toronto Blue Jays May 31, marked as Fire Safety Day, part of the “Swing into Summer Safety” campaign. The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and its sponsors, along with participating fire departments and the support of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management are pleased to partner with the Toronto Blue Jays on this campaign.

The first 25,000 kids attending the game will receive a special edition baseball collector card deck, showcasing their favorite Toronto Blue Jays players.

Pre-game activities outside the Rogers Centre include opportunities to speak to firefighters. Exciting prize drawings will also be held during the game–which is against the Cincinnati Reds– and the kids will get a chance to hang out with Sparky the Fire Dog® and Ace, the Toronto Blue Jays crazy mascot.

“Swing into Summer Safety” is about educating and raising awareness among school-age children and their families about fire safety and other injury prevention.

Game time is 12:37 p.m.

electrical safety, electrical safety month, outdoor electrical safety

 

During this last week of our national Electrical Safety Month campaign, NFPA and ESFI are reminding people about the importance of outdoor electrical safety. We raise this issue because we know many homeowners love the look and feel that outdoor lighting brings to the exterior of our houses and landscaping, but we must also know that electrical projects come with some hazards, too.

 

As you embark on an electrical project for the exterior of your home, you’ll want to contact a qualified electrician who can safely provide all of the electrical work for you. Some additional tips to keep in mind:

 

• Call “Before You Dig” (8-1-1) before any digging on your property. They will mark where your underground utilities are located. It’s a free service!
• Have a professional tree cutting service trim branches that might fall on electric wiring. Report downed wires to authorities right away.
• Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.

 

There are many more great ideas you can put into practice today as you embark on an outdoor electrical project. Download NFPA’s tip sheet and keep it handy for reference.

 

Get additional information, tips and resources about electrical safety from NFPA’s electrical safety webpage and at www.esfi.org.

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