Thursday, September 27, 2012

 

Fire Dept News

Have Two Escape Plans

CFD events for kids during Fire Prevention Week Oct 7 - 13

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson

 

ave 2 Ways Out is this year’s theme and the Chilliwack Fire Department would like families to focus on their home fire escape planning, especially identifying two ways out of every room.

 

We also want families to identify and eliminate any potential fire hazards in their home.

 

Seventy three (73%) of fires in Chilliwack occur in the home. We encourage everyone to be able to identify and prevent potential fire hazards and be prepared to safely evacuate your home if a fire does occur.

 

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.

 

Community events:

 

Community Fire Drill - Wednesday, October 10 - 6:30pm

At 6:30pm, test your smoke alarm and practice your home fire escape plan. After you practiced your home escape plan, go to Global TV’s website  www.globaltv.com  and enter the draw to win a hall tour and dinner with the Chilliwack Fire Department.

 

Fire Safety Fair at 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 Prevention Week Display at  Home Depot - Saturday, Oct 13 - 10am - 2pm

Come see the Chilliwack Fire Department’s fire prevention display and learn what fire hazards may exist in your home, how to prevent a fire and what to do if a fire occurs.

 

Open House - Yarrow Fire Hall only - Saturday, October 13 - 10am - 2pm

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

 

Great BC Shakeout – Drop, Cover and Hold, Thursday, October 18 - 10:18am

Practice your earthquake drill! For more info go to www.shakeoutbc.ca

 

 

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