Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13, 2018! To celebrate, we are hosting our annual Open House on Saturday, October 13th.
Everyone is invited! Stop by the Pitt Meadows Fire Hall and enjoy a few refreshments and browse our displays showcasing this year's focus areas!
Check out displays and meet guests from the RCMP, CP Police, Pitt Meadows Emergency Program, Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue, and enjoy refreshments and face painting!
Don't miss the live fire sprinkler demonstration at 1pm! Watch a live, side-by-side fire demo showing the difference between what can happen in a fire when you have a sprinkler and when you don't!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:
1 - LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:
- Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.
- Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.
- Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.
2 - LISTEN for the smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
3 - LEARN two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.
Visit pittmeadowsfire.com to learn more.