Several ways to prevent fire

Tour a firehall, sit in a fire truck or try on some gear at a Chilliwack Fire Department open house next Saturday.

Tour a firehall, sit in a fire truck or try on some gear at a Chilliwack Fire Department open house next Saturday.

The activities will be underway at every fire hall except the one in Ryder Lake on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring your camera for when firefighters demonstrate some of their specialized equipment.

That’s just to get things warmed up for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 to 15.

When it comes to prevention, it’s all about having functional smoke alarms.

Fire officials are urging everyone to test existing smoke alarms or install new ones.

It’s one way to get ready for the Community Fire Drill on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. When you hear the siren, it’s time to test your smoke alarms and practise home escape plans.

On Oct 8, displays for Fire Prevention Week will be up for viewing during the morning hours at Walmart and Canadian Tire. Residents can learn about potential fire hazards in their homes and what to do if a fire breaks out.

Information and tips can be found www.chilliwack.com/fire, at one of the mall displays or by calling 604-792-8713.

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