Fire Safety Initiatives

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 7 – 13, This year’s the theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire – and how to escape safely in the event of one.

LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet.

LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Annual Fire Hall Open Houses

Annual Fire Hall Open Houses

Open Houses are held each year in June. Families and visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras and enjoy a hands-on look at what it is like inside the community’s fire halls.

Meet local firefighters, see the fire trucks, watch demonstrations, and you may even see Sparky the Fire Dog!

2019 dates are:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Burn Awareness Week

Did you know that the most common cause of burn injuries to children is not fire, but rather scalds from liquids such as hot drinks and tap water? Most of these burn injuries are preventable. Each year an estimated 9,000 children in Canada visit hospital emergency room for burns and close to 1,000 are hospitalized as a result of these injuries. 

Each year the Township of Langley Fire Department is pleased to support Burn Awareness Week Program through the British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund.

Burn Awareness Week in 2018: February 4 - 10

This program is educational, fun and interactive and is designed for children aged 6 - 12. However, anyone can access the program, which includes burn awareness information, activity sheets, quizzes, colouring pages, and animated videos.

A poster contest is held each year in which 50 prizes will be given out including the Grand Prize Winner who will receive $1,000 for their elementary school, a pizza party for their class and a Dalmatian toy for themselves.

For more information on this program or for contest details visit the burnfund.org 

Scald & Burn Safety:
  • When using taps, turn the COLD water on first, and then add HOT water. Reverse when turning water off; turn off the HOT water first then the COLD water.
  • Always test young children’s bath and sink water before using. When bathing children, never leave them unattended as they may turn on the hot water or slip in your absence.
  • Be very careful when drinking HOT liquids, especially around children. At 60 C (140 F) it takes less than five seconds to get a third degree burn. Children and older adults, by virtue of their thinner skin, sustain serve burns at lower temperatures and in less time than an adult.
  • Discuss the dangers around a stove. Teach children to never touch anything on the stove, or to open the oven.
  • Discuss GOOD fires and Bad fires and how matches and lighters are to be used in a responsible manner.
  • Kitchen and appliance safety is important in every household. Burns received in the kitchen are usually a result of scalds from hot foods or liquids, or contact burn from hot appliances.
  • More than half of people injured in fire involving cooking equipment were hurt while attempting to fight the fire themselves.
  • Within seconds of a burn injury, the burned area should be place in, or flushed with, cool water. Keep the burned area in the cool water for 10 - 15 minutes. NEVER use ice, ointments or butter.