Fire Prevention Week

Learn the sounds of fire safety

Fire Prevention Week aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire.

This year, Fire Prevention Week™ runs from October 3-9, 2021 and the theme is "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety". Knowing the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make and knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. It's important that when an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you take action.

What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?

There are smoke alarms and devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with smoke alarms also can be purchased and installed. For more information on this important topic, visit fire safety for the deaf or hard of hearing section on the NFPA website.

Fire Safety Quiz

Test your knowledge on the sounds of fire safety. All entries will be entered into a draw for one of our many prize packs. Submissions must be received by October 29, 2021. 

Click here to take the quiz. 

New Westminster Fire & Rescue Service Fire Safety Colouring Contest

Open to all ages! Drop off to any one of our three fire halls by October 29, 2021:

  •  #1 Hall Glenbrook, 1 East Sixth Ave
  • #2 Hall Westend, 820 13th St
  • #3 Hall Queensborough, 1011 Ewen Ave

Click here to download the colouring sheet.  

Province of British Columbia Poster & Video 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. Any number of students from a class can enter the contest. Entries must be sent in by the student’s teacher. The deadline for entry is October 22, 2021. Click here for more information. 

Pop-Up Fire Safety Events

Stop by our fire prevention tent and learn more about fire safety. There will be activities and giveaways!

Saturday, October 16, 2021
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
River Market (close to the Tin Soldier)

Friday, October 22, 2021
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Royal City Centre


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        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
        Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
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        T: 604-519-1004