FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2015
HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP
For Immediate Release October 2, 2015
LANGLEY, B.C. – In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 4–10), starting this weekend Langley City Fire Rescue Service will host a variety of fun and informative events to help raise awareness about this year’s theme: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!
This year’s information and events will focus on providing families and communities with information on having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out!
"Smoke alarms that are properly installed, maintained and tested on a regular basis are the number one way to reduce fire deaths and injuries," said Captain Rob Gunn, Fire Prevention Officer, Langley City Fire Rescue Service. "Fire can spread quickly through your home, leaving only precious minutes to escape. Your ability to get out fast depends on advanced warning from smoke alarms and advanced planning."
Fire prevention information packages will be delivered to local elementary students and as a reminder of the importance of fire safety – Langley City Fire Rescue Service is encouraging all schools to hold a fire drill during Fire Prevention Week. Participating City of Langley schools will be entered into a draw for a $200 gift certificate provided by the Downtown Langley Business Association. Other Fire Prevention Week activities will include:
Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off Event
Langley City Fire Rescue Service will kick off Fire Prevention Week this weekend at Save-On-Foods (20151 Fraser Highway). From 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, firefighters will pack customers’ groceries and give away one free re-usable shopping tote per family, while sharing important fire safety tips and information.
City of Langley Fire Hall Open House
On Thursday, October 8, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., residents are invited to the City of Langley Fire Hall (5785 203 Street) to meet the firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog, tour the hall, and learn important fire safety tips.
Win a Ride to School in a Fire Truck!
Langley City Fire Rescue Service will draw the name of one lucky primary grade student from each City of Langley elementary schools to win a ride to school in a fire truck. Entry forms will be given out to the schools and forms must be submitted to the classroom teacher by November 3, 2015. The draw will be held on November 12, and the winners will be announced to the Principal of each school. Students’ names will also be entered into a provincial draw to win an iPad. The iPad draw winner will be announced by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner on November 27, 2015.
For more information on City of Langley Fire Prevention Week activities, call Langley City Fire Rescue Service at 604-514-2880. To download this document as a PDF, click here.
Rob Gunn, Fire Prevention & Inspection Officer, Langley City Fire Rescue Service