Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Fire Dept News

A Fire-Safe Community

Family activities planned Oct 4-11

Released by Chilliwack Fire Chief Ian Josephson/Voice file photo


orking Smoke Alarms Save Lives is this year’s theme for Fire Safety Week and the Chilliwack Fire Department would like families to focus on correct installation, testing and maintenance of their home smoke alarms.


Statistics prove that a large majority of home fires do not have working smoke alarms.


We also want families to identify and eliminate any potential fire hazards in their home along with planning their home fire escape, especially identifying two ways out of every room.


Eighty per cent 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.



Upcoming Community Events


Fire Safety Fair at Canadian Tire – Saturday, October 4th (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Join your local firefighters at the Canadian Tire site. Sit in the trucks, try on some gear, and watch the firefighters demonstrate their equipment and more…don’t forget your camera! Fill out your Safety Passport and place it in the ballot box for your chance to win a family fire hall tour. All funds raised will go to the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program.


Fire Prevention Week Display at Home Depot –  Saturday, October 4th (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Visit 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 4th (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

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


Community Fire Drill – Wednesday, October 8th (at 6:30 p.m.)

At 6:30 p.m., test your smoke alarm and practice your home fire escape plan.


Great BC Shakeout – Drop, Cover and Hold – Thursday, October 16th (at 10:16 a.m.)

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



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