Dogs fly and firefighters dance in flash mob to launch Fire Prevention Week
BARRIE, ON, Oct. 7, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Today, Barrie Fire and Emergency
Service (BFES) and Simcoe County Fire Departments launched Fire
Prevention Week with a first-ever flash mob performance in the City
Hall courtyard. More than 100 kids, parents, firefighters, city staff
and enthusiastic onlookers participated in the event that also featured
pyrotechnics, Barrie firefighters rappelling from the roof of City Hall
and even a zip-lining Sparky the Fire Dog.
"I'm extremely proud of our team for the creativity they invested in
this spectacular performance," said Barrie Fire Chief John Lynn. "We
set out to create a unique and entertaining event that would get people
excited about fire safety, and we certainly achieved that today. I
would like to thank TVOKids and our sponsors Kidde Canada for
participating in today's event and helping make our vision a reality."
Dozens of community groups and residents came together to participate in
the flash mob performed to a fire safety song with a funky beat.
Barrie Mayor Lehman was joined by the Simcoe County Fire Chiefs
Association, Georgian College, Collier Place Senior Centre and local
firefighters from across Simcoe County, who all grooved to the music
and entertained the crowd.
"Increasing the awareness of fire safety prevention at an early age is
smart," says Carol Heller, a home safety specialist for Kidde Canada.
"We are always thrilled to team up with Barrie Fire and Emergency
Service on projects that showcase fire safety in such a unique and
exciting way. By reminding kids and parents to test their smoke alarms
monthly and replace them every 10 years, whether battery powered or
hardwired, lives can be saved."
SOURCE City of Barrie
Video with caption: "VIDEO: Flash mob of more than 100 kids and firefighters kick-off Fire Prevention Week at Barrie City Hall". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20131007_C7903_VIDEO_EN_31802.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20131007_C7903_PHOTO_EN_31802.jpg&clientName=City%20of%20Barrie&caption=VIDEO%3A%20Flash%20mob%20of%20more%20than%20100%20kids%20and%20firefighters%20kick%2Doff%20Fire%20Prevention%20Week%20at%20Barrie%20City%20Hall&title=CITY%20OF%20BARRIE%20%2D%20Dogs%20fly%20and%20firefighters%20dance%20in%20flash%20mob%20to%20launch%20Fire%20Prevention%20Week&headline=Dogs%20fly%20and%20firefighters%20dance%20in%20flash%20mob%20to%20launch%20Fire%20Prevention%20Week
Image with caption: "Barrie kids and firefighters enjoy flash mob to launch Fire Prevention Week (CNW Group/City of Barrie)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131007_C7903_PHOTO_EN_31787.jpg
Image with caption: "High-fives all around as kids and firefighters celebrate Fire Prevention Week (CNW Group/City of Barrie)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131007_C7903_PHOTO_EN_31788.jpg
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SOURCE: City of Barrie
Emma Sharpe Communications Advisor 705-739-4220 ext. 4436 email@example.com
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