Courtenay Fire Department. (stock photo)
COURTENAY, B.C- Domino’s Pizza and the Courtenay Fire Department are teaming up again.
According to a news release from Courtenay’s municipal government, homeowners who have working fire alarms could get free pizza at the end of Fire Prevention Week, which is running between Sunday, October 7th and Saturday, October 13th.
“On Saturday, October 13th, when Courtenay residents in single family homes, duplexes and townhouses call Domino’s Pizza (581 Ryan Road) at 250-334-3333 between 5p.m. and 9 p.m., they may find their pizza is delivered with the help of Courtenay’s fire fighters,” read the release.
“With the customer’s permission, fire fighters will arrive by fire truck and inspect household smoke alarms to make sure they are working. Those with functioning smoke alarms will get their pizza for free. Households chosen will be at random and as resources are available.”
If a smoke alarm needs new batteries, the fire fighters will provide and replace the batteries.
“The Courtenay Fire Department may also arrange for a return visit to install a battery powered smoke alarm for residents who require and qualify for free installation.”
2018 will be the third year the program is running, and several fire departments in the Victoria area have been doing the same thing for the last several years.
“This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Look. Listen. Learn,” and focuses on educating you, your family, and the community about the importance of looking for places fires could start,” read the release.
“Listen for the smoke alarm and learning two ways out of every room. This important reminder along with the ongoing education of the importance of having a working smoke alarm can and will save lives.”
The Courtenay fire department also provided the following safety tips.
– Know two ways out of your house and when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
– Install smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
– Test your smoke alarm monthly. Replace the batteries annually.
– Replacing your smoke alarm every 10 years is recommended.