Fire Prevention Week October 3 to 9, 2021

This year, the theme of Fire Prevention Week is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. The Maple Ridge Fire Department want to educate our citizens about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

Each day, between the October 3 and 9, the City of Maple Ridge posted a new piece of information related to Fire Prevention on our social media channels. These tips could help keep you and your loved ones safe in a fire emergency. Follow @yourmapleridge on Facebook.

If you missed the daily posts, we have put them together on the tabs below. 

  1. October 3
  2. October 4
  3. October 5
  4. October 6
  5. October 7
  6. October 8
  7. October 9

Learn the sounds of fire safety. Simply having a fire alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm in your house doesn’t guarantee your safety. It’s important to understand what your alarms are telling you when they make a beep or a chirp. Also, learning about where to properly put them to maximize their efficacy is crucial in you and your family’s safety.

Here is a handy tip sheet that you can download to learn all the ins and outs of your smoke and CO alarms.

Did you know that there are also smoke alarms and alert devices for people who are hard of hearing or deaf? These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed. These work by shaking the pillow or bed when the smoke alarm sounds. These products can be found online and in stores that sell smoke and CO alarms. Here is a great tip sheet that you can download to learn more about smoke and Co alarm systems for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Open House

This year, due to COVID-19, we are not able to hold an Open House. We anticipate having an Open House and to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Hall #4 sometime in the future. 

Contest


The Fire Prevention Week 2021 poster and video contest is open to any Kindergarten to grade 12 student attending a public or independent school in British Columbia. Entries must be sent in by the student’s teacher. The deadline for entry was October 22, 2021.

Prizes: 
Grand prize for poster & video categories - 8 to be won
  • iPad and a Panago-sponsored pizza/lunch party
Regional for poster category - 20 to be won
  • $75 Visa gift card for themselves and $75 towards a pizza/lunch party for their class
Honourable mentions for poster & video categories - 64 to be won
  • $75 Visa/MC gift card for themselves

Winners will be announced  in December. Good luck to everyone who submitted an entry!