Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week Open House
Saturday, October 13, during Fire Prevention Week, the fire department will host an Open House. Feel free to take a tour, sit in the trucks, learn how to use a fire hose and much more. Firefighters will share their experiences and answer questions about fire safety and fire survival. This is a fun day to meet your local firefighters, join in the activities and, of course, take photos.
Look Listen Learn
"Fire Chief for a Day" / IPAD Computer Contest
During Fire Prevention Week, all students in kindergarten through grade 3 will receive a booklet with activities to teach them about preventing home fires and escape planning with their family. Firefighters will deliver them to all elementary schools in Maple Ridge. Once these activities are completed, teachers will give them an entry form to take home for a parent's signature which can then be submitted to enter them in a draw for a laptop computer. From the same entry forms, the Maple Ridge Fire Department selects one boy and one girl to be "Fire Chief for a Day."
Panago Pizza Partnership
Each evening during Fire Prevention Week, firefighters will accompany a Panago delivery driver on randomly selected orders between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. If the customer's smoke alarms are working and they can demonstrate a family escape plan, their Panago order is free! If not, after they paid for their Panago order the firefighters will install a working smoke alarm for them and provide information about family escape planning.
Recycle Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
AlarmRecycle is a recycling program for used or expired smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. British Columbia residents can drop off their smoke and CO alarms for recycling at AlarmRecycle drop-off locations across the province. Locally the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society at 10092 236 Street is a designated drop-off location.