Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Kicks off Fire Prevention Week with Annual Open House



September 30, 2015
For more information contact:
Brad Perrie, Assistant Fire Chief

Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Kicks off Fire Prevention Week with Annual Open House

Pitt Meadows, BC – Sparky the Fire Dog joins the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service as they kick off this year’s National Fire Prevention Week with their annual Open House on Saturday, October 3, from 12 noon – 3pm at the Pitt Meadows Fire Hall at 19240 122A Street. The family-friendly event includes kids’ zone activities and face painting, while providing information and safety tips to families and the community.   

The open house marks the start of National Fire Prevention Week on October 4-10. This year’s theme focuses on having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom, identifying potential fire and burn risks in and around the home, and how to be prepared if a fire or other emergency should occur. 

“We are joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly,” said Assistant Fire Chief Brad Perrie.

“And children who attend will have the opportunity to enter a draw to be named Fire Chief for a Day, or win a brand new Apple iPad®.”

The Open House will also include displays and information from the local RCMP, CP Rail Police and the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team.

To learn more about smoke alarms and the "Hear the beep where you sleep” campaign, visit the NFPA’s website at www.firepreventionweek.org, or contact the Fire & Rescue Service at (604) 465-2401 for further information.