Open house and safety fair mark Fire Prevention Week this weekend

Tour the Yarrow fire hall, or take part in the Chilliwack Fire Department's safety fair

Bring your camera and check out the major renovations completed at Fire Hall #3 in Yarrow.

Members of the public are invited to check out the newly renovated Yarrow Fire Hall #3 at an open house on Saturday, October 13.

It’s part of Fire Prevention Week and Yarrow Fire Hall #3  (42385 Yarrow Central Road) is opening its doors to the public for a day of fun and activities on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upgrades include:

• Two new truck bays to house our more modern fleet

• Increased space for the development of office space, a separate turn out gear room, a work shop and new washroom facility

•  Upgraded entry with store front type entrance

The total budget for the renovations was $488,000.

Local firefighters will also be at Canadian Tire on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Fire Safety Fair.

There will be opportunity to sit in a  fire truck, try on gear and watch equipment demonstrations. The Chilliwack Fire Department will also have a fire prevention display at Home Depot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Learn what fire hazards may exist in your home, how to prevent a fire and what to do if a fire occurs.