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FORMER WESTMOUNT FIRE CHIEF TO MAKE NOSTALGIC RETURN VISIT TO ROSLYN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MONTREAL, JANUARY 14, 2013  -  William Timmons, the  former  Fire  Chief  in  the  City  of  Westmount, will  make  a  nostalgic return  to  Roslyn Elementary School on Tuesday, January 15 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) to talk to students. He served as fire chief for Westmount from 1984 to 1990.

 “The last time that I spoke to students and faculty at Roslyn School was in 1987, during Fire Prevention Week.” he said. “The subject that I have chosen to share with the students is ‘Exit Drills in the Home.’ This National Fire Prevention Association program is a classroom teaching tool designed to help explain the importance of having a home fire escape plan and provide fire safety education with an age-appropriate fire safety training video (13 minutes) for classroom use. It will show the students the importance of drawing a home fire escape plan and practicing it with their family.”

A question period will follow and students will be asked to tell some of the important things that they have learned. An activity sheet will be made available to show how they can make a great difference by drawing an escape plan with their teacher as a class assignment at a later date. I will provide you with a copy of an assignment sheet that you can run off copies for this project.   This presentation will help make a difference in helping their  families be  prepared if  and  when  a  fire  should  occur  in  their  home.   

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca