Prevention & Education

 

Fire Prevention 

One of the primary roles of the Fire Department is to prevent fires from happening in the first place and this is primarily accomplished through the Department’s Fire Prevention Division. Fire Prevention Inspectors with the cooperation of property owners, engineers, architects, as well as in conjunction with the Township’s Building and Planning Department, work diligently to correct hazards and increase fire safety awareness through a process of inspections, development/permit approval process, plan reviews, and enforcement.

Public Education

The Fire Department strives to prevent/reduce fires from occurring through a number of public fire and life safety education programs delivered by our Public Education Division. Educating the public about how to survive a fire and prevent fires from starting in the first place are important responsibilities.

The Department’s Public Educators reach out by focusing on three major areas of fire and life safety education:

  1. Pre-School/Kindergarten program – this program teaches children basic fire safety skills while at the same time providing parents with information on fire safety in the home and how they can be a positive role model for their children.
  2. The Fire Safety House program – is designed for school students in grades 1 & 2 range and teaches them how to recognize and escape from a fire in the home.
  3. Public Education - staff within the Division attend several community events throughout the year such as Canada Day Activities, Fort Langley May Day, and Aldergrove Days, to promote fire and life safety programs to the community.