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No residents were evacuated during previous alarm at retirement home

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:32AM

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MIDHURST, ON - Not one resident was evacuated from Muskoka Heights Retirement Home when firefighters responded to an alarm two months before the deadly fire that killed four seniors.

“No residents had left the building and some were still in their beds upon fire department arrival,” said the e-mail between Orillia Fire Capt. Al Fenton and fire prevention officer Paul Barritt, with regards to the alarm call at 6:38 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2008.

“The single staff (member) that was on duty was visibly shaken and unsure of their duties,” it said.

The e-mail also stated that the “manager shut off the alarm before fire department arrived” and, “They need to make all staff aware of the buildings fire plan.”




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