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Moncton Fire Department hosts Open House


October 6, 2015

MONCTON – On Saturday, October 10, the Moncton Fire Department will be hosting its annual Open House event in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. The event will be held at the Hildegard Fire Station (99 Hildegard Dr.), and will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

“There will be lots for families to check out during this event, and children will be especially interested in meeting Magic, our arson detection dog, visiting the Ronald McDonald Fire Safety House, or participating in the Junior Firefighter Challenge,” said Charles LeBlanc, Division Chief and K-9 Officer with the Moncton Fire Department. 
 
Other emergency service providers will be on site, including the Canadian Red Cross, Ambulance NB, Codiac Regional RCMP, Canadian Blood Services and the Southeast Regional Service Commission (SE Recycle).  

Various fire trucks and rescue vehicles will be on display, and demonstrations using the Jaws of life will take place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A fundraiser barbeque has also been organized, with proceeds to benefit the Moncton Hospital Burn Unit and Muscular Dystrophy Canada. 

Additionally, the Moncton Fire Prevention Division has partnered with the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association and will be conducting a live demonstration of the effect of a fire in a non-sprinklered and sprinklered room.  The demo will be conducted in the Moncton Coliseum parking lot on October 7 at 6pm. 

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Information:

Charles LeBlanc
Division Chief, Moncton Fire Department
506-856-4324 or 506-857-8800 / Charles.leblanc@moncton.ca 

Nicole O. Melanson 
Communications, City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / Nicole.melanson@moncton.ca