Fire Prevention Week means warnings about smoke alarm batteries, safety drills, and chances to visit Langley's fire halls.
Langley City's Fire Rescue Service is hosting a number of public activities this year during the week.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, the City's fire hall at 5785 203rd St. will throw open its doors to the public.
The open house runs from 6: 30 to 9 p.m. for anyone who wants to see the workings of the fire station.
There will be pizza and doughnuts served, and firefighters will be on hand.
There will be live fire demonstrations on the training grounds, a chance to see the jaws of life, and tours of the hall.
City council members will be there to be hoisted up in the 100' tall aerial tower platform.
The following day, the City firefighters will hold their pizza delivery ride-along, in which some calls to Langley City Panago Pizza might result in a free pie.
Firefighters will be tagging along on random deliveries, and if the home has a working smoke alarm, the pizza is free.
Arguably, the prize for not having a working smoke alarm is better. If there is no alarm, firefighters will make sure it works before they leave, even if it means installing a new alarm.
The Firefighter for a Day contest will be running at Langley City elementary schools again this year, and one student's name will be drawn. The winner will be allowed to spend a day with the firefighters and have lunch at the firehall.
At Langley City Library, Fire Safety in the Kitchen will be hosted by Capt. Dave Sanders on Oct. 12 from 1: 30-2: 30 p.m.
Call 604-514-2855 to register.
Langley Township is holding fewer events, having already had its open houses in the spring.
Assistant fire chief Pat Walker said that this is a week when the department will recognize the people who have helped make their jobs easier, or even acted as true heroes in the past year.
The Safety Stars of Langley Township will be recognized on Oct. 11 at Murrayville Fire Hall.
Safety Stars include those who put out fires before they could spread, and adults and youths who have made contributions to fire safety.
Across Canada, the theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week is that everyone should be "rabbit ready."
That means having two ways out of every home, school, or office, just as rabbits dig two exits to their burrows.
If one way is blocked there should be another way out of the home.
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