Karen Fry, Deputy Fire Chief with the City of Surrey, demonstrates how easy it is to maintain a working smoke alarm. The demo was part of an announcement about growing support for a provincewide smoke alarm campaign to reduce fire-related deaths. For full details, visit the BC Newsroom http://www.newsroom.gov.bc....
Fire Prevention Week is recognized every October during the full week -- Sunday through Saturday -- that October 7 falls on. Despite the fact that fewer fire losses are reported in Canada, still, on average, eight Canadians die from fire every week. Most of these fires are preventable and caused by careless behaviour. That is why it is critical to educate Canadians on the importance of fire safety. During this week, fire departments, school, communities and governments across Canada will promote public awareness of the dangers of fire and the ways we can protect ourselves from fire.
A tsunami along B.C.'s coast is a rare but real threat. If you live in a tsunami zone, learn how to prepare and know how to respond :http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/campaigns/be-tsunami-smart.html.