Abbotsford, Chilliwack Fire Mark Fire Prevention Week October 7 – 13

Abbotsford/Chilliwack – Both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack Fire Departments are holding events to mark Fire Prevention Week – October 7-13.

This year’s “Look. Listen. Learn highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely
escape a fire:
• Look for places fire could start
• Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
• Learn two ways out of every room
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The Abbotsford Fire/Rescue Service is hosting a series of open houses to help educate people about fire safety and give them the opportunity to liaise with their community fire fighters.
Open houses are on October 10 from 6 – 8 pm at Fire Hall 3 on Fraser Highway, Fire Hall 4 on Wallace Street, Fire Hall 5 on Merryfield Avenue, Fire Hall 6 on West Railway Avenue and Fire Hall 7 on Old Clayburn Road. Open houses are a free family event.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week in Abbotsford visit www.abbotsford.ca/fpw
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Chilliwack Fire have these events:
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 Fair @ 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 Trucks and Kids Workshop @ Home Depot –  Saturday, October 13 (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 13 (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 10 @ 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 18th @ 10:18 am

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

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