Fire Prevention Week

October 7 - 13, 2018

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:

“LOOK” for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.

“LEARN” two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Also, Sparky the Fire Dog® has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages – he’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire safety messages to adults and children alike.

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA.

Fire prevention information and tips can be found on our website at www.chilliwack.com/fire, or contact us at 604.792.8713.

Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility so let’s work together to continue to make Chilliwack a fire-safe community.

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Fire Safety Fair @ Canadian Tire – Saturday, October 13 (10am - 2pm)

Join your local firefighters at the Canadian Tire site.  Sit in the trucks, try on some gear, watch the firefighters demonstrate their equipment, and more… don’t forget your camera!

 

Fire Trucks and Kids Workshop @ Home Depot –  Saturday, October 13 (10am – 2pm)

Come out and see some of the Chilliwack Fire Department’s fire trucks and don't miss the Kids Workshop for lots of fun!

 

Open House – Yarrow Firehall only - Saturday, October 13 (10am - 2pm)

Join your local firefighters for a day of fun and activities.  Tour the firehall, sit in the trucks, try on some gear, and more… don’t forget your camera!

 

Community Fire Drill – Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30pm

When you hear the fire truck siren, test your smoke alarm and practice your home escape plan.

For more information on the fire prevention activities, contact us at 604.792.8713.

 

Great BC Shakeout - Drop, Cover, and Hold - October 18th @ 10:18 am

Practice your earthquake drill!  For more information visit our Emergency Preparedness page and also visit www.shakeoutbc.ca