The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) has partnered with the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner on a campaign to promote smoke alarm uptake and testing within the province, in response to the increasing number of fire-related injuries and deaths in British Columbia.

The BCIRPU, along with its social marketing partner, Preventable, will target selected communities with an educational campaign to promote fire safety and proper smoke alarm use. Launched in October 2023 to coincide with Fire Safety week, the campaign also ran for four weeks in February, 2024. Complementing the campaign, in communities throughout BC, firefighters will visit households to provide fire safety information and check smoke alarms. If a smoke alarm is non-functional, firefighters will install a new one at no cost to the resident. The ultimate aim for the program is to have a working smoke alarm in every home in BC.

To learn more:

    • Read the BC Office of the Fire Commioner’s the news release.
    • Watch Preventable’s Fire Safety Campaign Video

If you have missed a firefighter visit, please contact your local fire department below:

Fire Department

Contact Phone Number

Abbotsford Fire Rescue
Burns Lake Fire & Rescue Department
250-692-757
Crofton Fire Department
250-746-3266
Hope Fire Department
604-869-5671
Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-828-3472
Langley City Fire Rescue Service
604-514-2880
Lake Country Fire Department
250-766-2327
Masset Fire Department
250-626-3334
Pitt Meadows Fire Department
604-465-2401 OR fire@pittmeadows.ca
Port Alberni Fire Department
250-724-1351
Quesnel Fire Department
250-992-5121
Salmon Arm Fire Department
250-803-4060
Sechelt Fire Department
604-740-2595
Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department
778-583-5661
Terrace Fire Department
250-638-4734

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