Fire Prevention Week

October 5 - 12, 2019

This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Did you know?
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.

Be a Hero

How do you define a hero? Is it…a person who is courageous and performs good deeds? Someone who comes to the aid of others, even at personal risk?

A hero can be all of those things. A hero can also be…someone who takes small, but important actions to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire. When it comes to fire safety, maybe you’re already a hero in your household or community. If not, maybe you’re feeling inspired to become one. It's easy to take that first step - make your home escape plan!

Check out NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website for more information: Click Here!

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, © 2019 NFPA.

Fire prevention information and tips can be found on our website at, 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.


Fire Trucks and Kids Workshop @ Home Depot –  Saturday, October 5 (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 5 (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 9 @ 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 17th @ 10:17 am

Practice your earthquake drill!  For more information visit our Emergency Preparedness page and also visit