Join Fire Rescue Services staff for the open house at all fire hall locations. The open house provides an opportunity to see all the life saving equipment and to learn ways of being safe in your home and work.
The History of Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the devastating Chicago fire on October 8, 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.
The fire changed the way that fire fighters and public officials in Canada and the U.S. think about fire safety. The Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Chicago fire should be observed in a way to educate the public about the importance of fire prevention. Fire Prevention Week was proclaimed in Canada in 1919 to commemorate the Chicago blaze, as well as the major fire that destroyed the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa on February 3, 1916.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) continues today to make National Fire Prevention Week a priority and counts on the participation and efforts of tens of thousands of fire and safety professionals, emergency volunteers, and other individuals working to reduce the risk of fire and the toll it takes on our society.
With tremendous help from fire safety advocates throughout North America, Fire Prevention Week continues to be a success each year.
Fire Prevention Open House
Hear the Beep Where You Sleep – Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm
Open House Wednesday, October 7, 2015 6:00-8:00pm at your local fire hall
Fire Hall No. 1 (Clearbrook)
32270 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T-2L1
Fire Hall No. 2 (Sumas Prairie)
35995 North Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2E3
Fire Hall No. 3 (Aberdeen)
28465 Fraser Highway
Abbotsford, BC V0X 1A0
Fire Hall No. 5 (Mt. Lehman)
5875 Mt. Lehman Road
Abbotsford, BC V0X 1V0
Fire Hall No. 6 (Abbotsford)
2427 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E3
Fire Hall No. 7 (Sandy Hill)
34989 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6W7
Fire Hall No. 8 (Blueridge) New Fire Hall
30811 Blueridge Drive
October 4th to 10th, 2015
Each year North America wide, Fire Services proclaims the second week of October to be to be “Fire Prevention Week,” this year running from October 4th to 10th. The theme this year is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.” Click here to see Sparky’s announcement of this year’s theme: Sparky Announces 2015 Theme
Fire & Life Safety Fair
On October 4th, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm , Mission Fire/Rescue Service will be hosting a Fire & Life Safety Fair at Fire Station No. 1, located at 33330 – 7th Avenue, Mission, BC. Come by for important safety information on burn awareness and prevention along with interactive games and fun activities for your entire family!
For more information call Mission Fire/Rescue Service at 604-820-3793 or see www.nfpa.org/fpw.