Fire Prevention Week October 4 – 10 Abbotsford/Mission/Chilliwack

Fraser Valley – Fire Prevention week is October 4 – 10, 2015.
In Abbotsford:
This annual October event showcases the essential services provided by the City of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service. Public activities include fire hall open houses, a community smoke-detector blitz and various fire safety lectures and presentations. Information and fire safety tips are provided to school children in grades K-5.

Family Night

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
Telephone: 604-853-3566
Fax: 604-853-8452
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Fire Hall No. 2 (Sumas Prairie)
35995 North Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC   V3G 2E3
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Fire Hall No. 3 (Aberdeen)
28465 Fraser Highway
Abbotsford, BC   V0X 1A0
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Fire Hall No. 5 (Mt. Lehman)
5875 Mt. Lehman Road
Abbotsford, BC   V0X 1V0
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Fire Hall No. 6 (Abbotsford)
2427 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC   V2S 2E3
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Fire Hall No. 7 (Sandy Hill)
34989 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC   V2S 6W7
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Fire Hall No. 8 (Blueridge) New Fire Hall
30811 Blueridge Drive
Abbotsford, BC

In Mission:

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.

 

Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

Check out some of the great activities happening in Chilliwack.
This year’s theme is “Hear the Beep where you Sleep”, encouraging people to have an alarm within earshot of your bed. There are 3 big events this Saturday….a fire safety fair at Canadian Tire (10-2) complete with fire trucks and displays, a kids craft event at Home Depot (10-2) where the kids will build a fire truck, and an open house (10-2) at the Yarrow Firehall.
Fire Safety Fair
There will be fire trucks and a number of fun kids safety activities taking place in the parking lot at Canadian Tire on Saturday, October 3. Join the fun from 10 am to 2 pm!
Kids Construction Zone
On October 3, Fire Prevention Week sponsor Home Depot will host a kids construction zone inside with fire trucks and a fire prevention display from 10 am to 2 pm.
Fire Hall Open House
Hall #3 in Yarrow is opening their doors to the community. Stop by, talk to a fire fighter and learn what happens in a fire hall. Doors open Saturday,
October 3, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Community Fire Drill
A community fire drill is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 pm. More information will be available through school newsletters.
Shake Out BC
The largest earthquake drill in Canadian history is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 am. This is designed as an in classroom activity and more information will be sent home with students through school newsletters.
Visit chilliwack.com/firepreventionweek for more information.

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