As part of B.C.’s Fire Prevention Week, Elkford Fire Rescue spent October 9 through 13 raising fire safety awareness in the community.
Fire Rescue visited every classroom in Elkford’s Elementary School to talk to kids about the importance of having two ways out, the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign.
They also hosted an Open House on October 13, where smoke alarms were given away as door prizes, and a garage sale was held to raise funds for the Elkford Food Bank. At the end of the day $195 was raised, and along with a donation of $205 from the Elkford Firefighters Association, Elkford Fire Rescue was able to make a $400 contribution to the food bank for local families in need.
Included in the week’s activities, October 12 was Smoke Alarm Awareness Day, which encourages families, schools, and workplaces in Elkford to take responsibility in protecting themselves and those in their care by promoting the use and regular testing of smoke alarms.
Elkford Fire Rescue is a partner in the B.C. government’s smoke alarm campaign, which was launched last March to ensure every home in the District, and the rest of the province, has and maintains a working smoke alarm.