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Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™

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Media Release

Langley City, BC – In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 6 - 12),  starting next weekend Langley City Fire Rescue Service will host a variety of fun and informative events to help raise awareness about this year’s theme: 

“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™”

This year’s information and events focus on educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. 

“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. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out,” 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 in 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 Firefighter Grocery Bagging Events in the City of Langley.  Firefighters will give away one free reusable shopping tote per family while sharing important fire safety tips and information:

Friday, October 4, 2019
10:30 am to 11:30 am
No Frills,
5501 204 Street

Friday, October 4, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Safeway Langley Fraser,
20871 Fraser Highway

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:30 to 11:30 am
Safeway Willowbrook, 6153 200 Street

City of Langley Fire Hall Open House

On Thursday, October 10th, 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. 

For more information on City of Langley Fire Prevention Week activities, call Langley City Fire Rescue Service at 604.514.2880.  For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw.org.

For further information, contact:

Captain Brent Perry
Fire Prevention Officer
Langley City Fire Rescue Service
Phone: 604.514.2883 
Email: bperry@langleycity.ca

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Media Inquiries:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
604.514.2823
spaulson@langleycity.ca