Bruce Mandamin's happy to see his four kids got out safely, but they still need a more permanent place to live. The single dad and his family lost their home -- and its contents -- on Shoal Lake 39 over the weekend.

While the family has a place to stay, donations of men's clothing -- in large or extra large sizes -- would be appreciated. The community is still coordinating assistance for the family. Anybody who wants to make a donation, on behalf of the family, can contact the band office (807) 733-2560 for more information.

Smoke alarms save lives.

  • It is important to put smoke alarms in the right places in your home.
  • You should also test them regularly to make sure that they work properly.
  • You can minimize your family's risk of fire-related injury or death by installing the right number of smoke alarms in the right places in your home, and by keeping them all in good working order.
  • Install smoke alarms outside each bedroom and sleeping area, and on each level of your home, including the basement.
  • Read and follow every step of the manufacturer's directions when you install your smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarms every month to make sure that they are working properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer's directions for cleaning your smoke alarms.
  • Change the batteries as often as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace any smoke alarms that is more than ten years old.
  • Investigate any false alarms, and have an escape plan in case of a real fire.

For more information:

Home fire prevention tips

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