As homeowners start to think of chestnuts roasting on open fires and Yule logs blazing, the Shelby Township Fire Department is looking to ensure all of this year’s holiday memories are good ones.
To make certain that residents celebrate the holidays safely, the Fire Department will host its Home Fire Safety Expo from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Township Hall at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.
The event will feature demonstrations on cooking and kitchen safety, candle safety, electrical hazards, and winter and Christmas tree safety.
“Anytime you hear about fire tragedies in someone’s home, it’s heartbreaking, but when it happens during the holidays it just seems that much worse,” Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski said.
“We want to make sure that our residents have all the information and resources possible, so when the holidays wrap up in January all they have to look back on are good times.”
The expo extends beyond the holidays, though, as there will be demonstrations covering dryer vent maintenance, proper use and installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, safe home‐heating practices, smoking hazards, lightning and weather safety, and escape planning.
“We want to make sure the holidays are safe, but we also know that hazardous situations can occur at any time,” Swinkowski said. “This expo is going to be a great event because it will really cover all of the issues that each and every homeowner needs to know to make sure that their home is as safe as it can be.”
Fire Inspectors will be on hand for a question and answer period, to hand out home‐inspection safety checklists, and to provide a live stovetop fire demonstration.
The event is free to the public and no registration is required. For more information, contact the Shelby Township Fire Department at (586) 731‐3476.
Source: Shelby Township Fire Department