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GATHER gets lesson in fire prevention

A GATHER participant receives instruction on proper use of a fire extinguisher from Captain Tony Rose of Fire Emergency Services NL.
A GATHER participant receives instruction on proper use of a fire extinguisher from Captain Tony Rose of Fire Emergency Services NL. - Submitted

 

Captain Tony Rose from Fire Emergency Services NL prepares a fire for demonstration.
Captain Tony Rose from Fire Emergency Services NL prepares a fire for demonstration.

GATHER (Generating Awareness Through Healthy Eating and Recreation) is a drop-in program for adults 50-plus years old.

The volunteer program operates on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bill Davis Chalet in Clarenville.

The program is based on the belief that healthy aging involves preserving and enhancing quality of life, including independence and the physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of wellness.

Activities include an exercise routine, volunteer work, gardening and educational sessions.

Recently, as part of fire prevention month, members of GATHER participated in an informative and educational session on fire prevention.

Fire Chief Corey Feltham of the Clarenville Fire Department and Captain Tony Rose of Fire Emergency Services NL gave participants a number of helpful tips on how to prevent common household fires.

The session then focused on how to extinguish different types of household fires.

Each participant also had an opportunity to practice the proper use of a fire extinguisher.

GATHER would like to thank Corey and Tony and the local fire department for a useful and worthwhile session.
 

A GATHER participant shows her newly acquired skill in extinguishing a small household fire.
A GATHER participant shows her newly acquired skill in extinguishing a small household fire.

For further information about GATHER, call Marjorie Sparkes at 466-4324 or just drop by the Bill Davis Chalet on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for fellowship, friendship and fun in a welcoming environment.

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