Langley City, British Columbia – In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 7 - 13), 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:
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
This year’s information and events focus on educating people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one:
- Look for places fire could start
- Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm
- Learn two ways out of every room.
“Home fires today can burn faster than ever. Occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice,” said Captain Brent Perry, Fire Prevention Officer. “While Langley City Fire Rescue Service is focusing on home fires, we encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings wherever they go. No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”
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 Langley City 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 with 3 Firefighter Grocery Bagging Events in the City of Langley:
- Friday, October 5th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Safeway Langley Fraser Crossing, 20871 Fraser Highway;
- Friday, October 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Save-On-Foods, 20151 Fraser Highway;
- Saturday, October 6th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on at No Frills, 5501 204th Street.
Firefighters will pack customers’ groceries and give away one free reusable shopping tote per family while sharing important fire safety tips and information.
City of Langley Fire Hall Open House
On Thursday, October 11th, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., residents are invited to Langley City Fire Hall (5785 203 Street) to meet the firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog 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 Langley City elementary school to win a ride to school in a fire truck. Entry forms will be delivered to the schools, 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.
For more information on City of Langley Fire Prevention Week activities, call Langley City Fire Rescue Service at 604.514.2880.
For further information contact:
Captain Brent Perry
Fire Prevention Officer
Langley City Fire Rescue Service