Oshawa Fire Services has partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver hot meals and fire safety messaging to residents during Seniors Month.
Twice a week for the month of June, fire staff are delivering Meals on Wheels along with fire safety information to Community Care Durham clients. At each delivery point, Fire Services staff are also testing the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in the home or apartment unit to ensure they are operating and are not outdated.
The partnership provides another opportunity for Oshawa Fire Services to connect with the community, ensuring that fire safety messaging is always top of mind.
The Meals on Wheels Program is operated by Community Care Durham and delivers hot, nutritious meals to clients for a nominal fee. Meals are delivered by volunteers and there is no charge to the customer for delivery services.
“This is yet another example of the terrific service our professional fire service provides to our community,” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee. “A meal delivered and a smoke detector checked. This must surely bring a sense of safety and security to our seniors involved.”
For information about Oshawa Fire Services, visit www.oshawa.ca/fire or follow #OshFire on Twitter.
Photo: Oshawa Fire Services is delivering Meals on Wheels along with fire safety reminders for the month of June during Seniors Month.