Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  

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Public Education

Public Education is an important part of Fire Prevention, and a strong focus for the Burnaby Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division.  We recognize that early fire and safety education is essential in preventing fires that occur through fire play or experimentation among children and youth.

Read below or navigate the links to the right of this page to learn more about what we do.

 Education Tour of Station 1

What We Do

Our programs emphasize fire safety for children, youth and seniors. They are available to the community and those who are often the most vulnerable to the dangers of a fire.  Fire Prevention Week

  • Fire Safety and Prevention   
  • Education
  • Evacuation Planning/Procedures
  • Seasonal Safety Tips
  • Senior Safety
  • Fire Station Visits & Preschool Education Kits
  • Special Event Truck requests

We are also involved in public initiatives that raise fire and safety awareness. This includes Fire Prevention Week each October.

Play Safe! Be Safe!


  • Spring/Summer Tips

    bike routes featureMore Stay safe with barbeques, bikes, and other summer fun.
  • Fall/Winter Tips

    Fall/Winter SafetyMoreSafety tips for snow, Christmas trees, holiday lights, and more.
  • Fire Prevention

    Fire PreventionMoreKeep your building safe from fire.

  • Home Safety

    Home SafetyMore Do you have a smoke alarm and a fire escape plan?
  • Community Initiatives

    Community ProgramsMore Learn about the BFD's public education initiatives.
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