Lots of kids at the Langley City Fire Rescue open house last Thursday loved running around in child-sized firefighter gear, but it will be several years before any of them are old enough to become firefighters.
Behind the evening of fun for the kids was the serious messages of Fire Prevention Week.
While the kids were fascinated by the big fire trucks and Sparky the fire mascot, adults could learn a lot.
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Firefighters spoke about smoke detectors, their expiration dates, how to safely snuff out grease fires before they destroy kitchens, how to get out of a burning house by having escape routes preplanned, how to use fire extinguishers and more.
Langley Emergency Program volunteers were on hand to provide details about the program’s work, how to plan for different types of emergencies, and what sorts of emergency kits should be in the home.