Fire Prevention Week is Oct.
6 to 12, 2013 and this year's fire safety theme is "Prevent Kitchen Fires." Kitchen related fires are one of the most common causes of home fires.
The Chilliwack Fire Department encourages everyone to stay in the kitchen when cooking food and use lower temperatures with stovetop elements and ovens. Most cooking fires are caused by human error as we all too often become distracted or inattentive while cooking. This can result in property damage, injury or death.
Our fire prevention programs are an important aspect of the Chilliwack Fire Department. Annually, we educate over 6,000 school children, employees, seniors and service groups. We also proudly sponsor the "Home Smoke Alarm Program" with local businesses and service groups.
The Chilliwack Fire Department thanks local businesses, service groups and the public for helping us prevent fires. We would also like to acknowledge the Salvation Army and Emergency Social Services volunteers for helping victims when a fire occurs in our community. As a composite fire department responding to more than 2,200 incidents annually, we appreciate the dedication of our staff and support of the men and women working as paid-on-call firefighters, their families and their employers.
I encourage you to take time this week to make fire safety part of your everyday activities. Make every week fire prevention week in your home.
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