The Prince Rupert Fire Department will be opening their big bay doors to the community to celebrate Fire Prevention week with an Open House event October 12th from 11 am - 2 pm. There will be a free BBQ courtesy of the Prince Rupert Firefighters Local 559, as well as free admission to a host of activities – including tours of the fire station, truck, and museum, photo opportunities with the ever-popular fire safety mascot Sparky, general information on fire safety and equipment, and the chance to meet our hard-working local firefighting team.
“The main take-away we have for residents this year is to plan an escape route from your home, and to run through it with your family a couple of times so that you’re all familiar with what to do if the worst happens,” said Fire Chief Dave Mckenzie. “The more comfortable you are with the plan, the quicker you will be able to get yourself and your family to safety.”
During Fire Prevention week, firefighters also conduct outreach through both the local School District and the local Senior’s Centre. One lucky child is also chosen each year to be Fire Chief for a day, where they get to ride in the fire truck, receive a personal tour of the local fire station and finish up with a tasty lunch.
Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about our local Fire Department, as well as fire safety and prevention tips to keep your family safe.
Fire Prevention Week is organized each year across North America by the National Fire Protection Association. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit their website at: www.fpw.org.
Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager
250 627 0976