Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. This recall was initiated because certain fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to activate, posing a risk of failure to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
In a bid to increase awareness of fire safety in the home, Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services will introduce its Exit Drills in the Home (EDITH) program to local schools this fall. The program's mascot, Edith the Bear, will travel home with each participating student along with easy-to-follow instructions on conducting a proper fire drill exercise.