Safety Stars are being honoured this week by Langley Township's fire department.
Members of the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are being recognized as the stars they are during a week designed to help keep everyone safe.
Fire Prevention Week is being celebrated Oct. 7-13 by the Township of Langley Fire Department, which is encouraging the public to take precautions that could potentially save lives and recognizing those who have taken that message to heart.
Firefighters are especially reminding people to check their smoke alarms and batteries, and to know two ways out of their homes in case of a fire.
Also during Fire Prevention Week, residents and business people who know how to keep themselves and others safe will be recognized for their efforts and dedication by being named Safety Stars.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, 15 Safety Stars who have excelled at promoting, teaching, and supporting fire and life safety in the community will be treated to a special day with the Township's fire department. Stars will gather at the training ground and have the opportunity to go up in a ladder truck, put out a car fire, and ride in a fire truck. They will also be treated to a luncheon where they will be recognized by Fire Chief Stephen Gamble and Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese.
"This is a great event for a great bunch of people who have done everything from helping out in a medical emergency to putting out a fire," said Barton.
Safety Stars will be recognized in three categories. The Action award honours those who have prevented the loss of life or property either in a crisis or through preventative measures. Advocate Stars are noted for making a conscious effort to promote fire and life safety at home, work, or school, and Partners are acknowledged for their true sense of community, and for stepping up and partnering with the Fire Department to help promote fire and life safety in the Township.
The winner of a Junior Fire Chief for a Day contest that ran in local elementary schools will also be participating in the Safety Star event.