On Saturday, October 12, 2019, during Fire Prevention Week, the fire department hosted an Open House. People had the opportunity to sit in the trucks, learn how to use a fire hose and much more. Firefighters shared experiences and answered questions about fire safety and fire survival. It was a fun day.
"Fire Chief for a Day" Contest
During Fire Prevention Week, all students in kindergarten through grade 3 received a booklet with activities to teach them about preventing home fires and escape planning with their family. Firefighters delivered them to all elementary schools in Maple Ridge. Once these activities were completed, teachers gave them an entry form to take home for a parent's signature which they submitted to enter them in a draw to be "Fire Chief for a Day."
Panago Pizza Partnership
Each evening during Fire Prevention Week, firefighters accompanied 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 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.