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PAGE SIX The Community News, Friday, October 12, 2012

PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7 - 13 Have Two ways out

Tips to avoid electrical fires TORONTO - Hydro One wants to help prevent electrical fires. Electrical fires top the list of causes for house fires in Canada. To mark Fire Prevention Week, Hydro One is reminding everyone to take actions that could help prevent an electrical fire. Keep electrical cords away from heat and water as they can both damage the insulation and create a shock hazard. When you’re changing a light bulb, be sure to turn off the switch or circuit. Put safety caps on any unused electrical outlets, especially if there are young children in the house. Inspect cords and plugs. Make it part of your routine

prior to using a tool or an appliance. Replace electrical cords that have cut, broken or cracked insulation and remember to pull the plug, not the cord to extend the life of the cord itself. Avoid octopus outlets! Clusters of wires and plugs can be a fire hazard along with using extension cords as permanent wiring. These products were never meant to be used that way so consider up-dating the wiring in your home. Buy appliances approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and always disconnect small appliances before cleaning them. If you’re renovating this fall, remember all electrical work must be inspected and

Edith McArthur,

Sales Representative

Thanks to our Volunteer Fire Fighters Home: 519-638-2509 • Cell: 519-741-6791 Web: Email:

12 Wellington Street N., Drayton ON

approved by the Electrical Safety Authority. This inspection must be done prior to covering any wiring with drywall or any other wall/ceiling materials. Have a qualified electrician look at electrical supply, panels and wiring to determine what alterations or additions will be required for renovation and make arrangements for an electrical inspection. In the market for a new home this fall? Then an electrical inspection should be high on the list prior to signing on the dotted line. Not only do you want to ensure that the home is safe but you also want to know upfront if up-dates to the home’s wiring are required to bring it up to code.

Training - Local firefighters meet each Tuesday night for training and practice sessions.

photo by Katrina Foerster photography

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Internet Services Vibratory Cable Plowing “Your one stop tech shop” Drayton

Keeping ready - Firefighters meet each Tuesday night for training and practice, prepping them for battling blazes, responding to accident scenes and providing emergency services. file photo


Avon Lee Homes Inc. 16 Mill Street, Drayton, ON

We salute the Mapleton Fire Department! Let’s work together to stay safe.

Your local source for feed, pet food and water softener salt

Proud to support the Mapleton Fire Department. We appreciate your dedication! 58 McGivern St. PO Box 9 Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0 Tel.: 519-638-3003

7506 Wellington Rd. 11, RR#1, Alma, ON ph: 519.638.3022 tf: 1.800.461.3022

Steve Culp: 519-496-2123 Don Culp: 519-638-2094 | Brad Culp: 519-638-7737 Fax: 519-638-7790 | Email:

Thank you to our Volunteer Fire Fighters!

shop early open at 6:00 am Hours 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sat. 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Sunday

Moorefield Ltd.


8360 8th Conc. • RR#2 Moorefield • N0G 2K0

Thanking the Mapleton Fire Department for keeping us safe.

Closed Thanksgiving Day Open Tues. 6:00 a.m.


bus:519-638-3413 tel:1-800-265-6980 fax:519-638-5510

Mapleton Flooring & Windows 83 Wellington St S, Drayton, Ontario 519-638-5112 We thank our eer Fire Fighters unt Vol for Protecting Our Families! tion Saves Lives. ven Pre

Hours Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm | Fri 9am-8pm | Sat 9am-1pm

Volunteer Fire Fighters

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Thank you! 519-638-7723 28 Main Street Drayton

Drayton Community News 101212  

Drayton newspaper, Mapleton township, Community news, sister publication of the Wellington Advertiser

Drayton Community News 101212  

Drayton newspaper, Mapleton township, Community news, sister publication of the Wellington Advertiser