Learning about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week

The Chilliwack Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week on Saturday.

Sonny Pettigrew

Sonny Pettigrew, 5, tests a fire extinguisher with guidance from firefighter Ben Maljaars during the kickoff for Fire Prevention Week at Canadian Tire on Saturday.

Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 5 to 11.

The Chilliwack Fire Department is also recruiting paid-on-call firefighters, and the deadline to apply is Oct. 10. Call 604-792-8713 for more info.

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