Two-year-old Robbie Jin Kleine Deters was among the kids who played on the vintage fire truck on display at the Langley City fire department’s fire prevention open house last week.

Adults learning fire prevention messages, too

Adults walked away from last week’s City firehall open house thanking chief Rory Thompson for teaching them a thing or two about fire prevention and specifically smoke alarms.

The North American theme to Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 to 10) was Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, encouraging folks to have smoke alarms in their bedrooms.

While the annual event is typically geared at children – offering activities, information, and prizes designed to increase fire prevention awareness among the younger generation – Thompson was pleasantly surprised that he was approached by several adults thanking him for the “education.”

Thompson said he was pleased by the turn out for the open house and noted it was similar to participation levels during the past few years.

The City firehall on 203rd Street is operated by 20 career firefighters, 24 paid-on-call firefighters, a fire prevention officer, and three chiefs.

See a full gallery of photos HERE.

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