Fire and Safety Inspections
Firefighters and Fire Inspectors are assigned safety inspections every month. They ensure that a building complies with the British Columbia Fire Code, and that inhabitants or workers are aware of fire escape procedures.
Fire Investigators work to determine the causes of fires. The information that is collected can help to prevent fires in the future. An investigation begins when the first fire fighters arrive on the scene. They note what they observe upon approach, arrival and during firefighting. An investigation also involves the collection and analysis of evidence. Surrey has specially trained investigators and inspectors who collect and analyze evidence and conclude investigations.
Education in the Community
Public Education is one of the Fire Services highest priorities. Surrey has two full time educators caring for our children and community. Firefighters educate schools and community groups at the fire station through pre-booked station tours.
Fire Safety education is an important tool that can save lives and significantly reduce property loss.
Does your family know how to survive a fire by having an escape route and meeting place outside your home? Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, garage, basement and workshop? Do you and your family know what to do in case of fire?
Here are five essential tips in case a fire breaks out in your home:
- Alert everyone to get out and go to your established meeting place.
- Close the door to the room or area to confine the fire.
- Call 911 from a neighbor’s home or use your cell phone.
- Stay together and designate a responsible person to direct the firefighters to the fire when they arrive.
- Do not go back inside your house for anything. There is a great risk that you might not come back out.