Fire Prevention Week

October 9 - 15, 2016

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

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

Fire prevention information and tips can be found on our web site 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 1 (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 1 (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 1 (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 12 @ 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 20th @ 10:20 am

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

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