Hot Summer Nights Program

Through the Hot Summer Nights program, fire crews will visit neighbourhoods in the summer months to talk to youth about bike and skateboard helmet safety, and to residents about home fire safety, extinguishers, smoke alarms and other topics.

Visits will be done at random or by request on a first-come, first-served basis. For example, neighbourhoods scheduling a summer block party could invite fire crews to visit their block party and provide safety information.

Did you know …

  • It is recommended that smoke alarms be serviced once a year and that fire escape plans be practiced twice a year; something 78% of Canadians did not do last year.
  • 41% of Canadians do not have a fire extinguisher. Of those that do, an estimated 80% don’t know how to use them.
  • 96% Canadian homes have smoke alarms but a third of the homeowners have not checked or replaced the batteries in the past year.
  • 18% admitted to never having changed the batteries of their smoke alarm.
  • 40% haven’t replaced their smoke alarms in the past 10 years, as recommended.
  • 30% of homeowners have no idea how old their fire alarms are.

The aim of the Hot Summer Nights program is to increase awareness of personal and fire safety as well as offer the community an informal and fun environment to:

  • meet fire fighters in person and seek their advice
  • check out the rescue vehicles and equipment
  • make their homes and our community a safer place to live

 

Contact

Randy Minaker
Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Protective Services
Tel 604.927.5340
Email minakerr@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

#1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 2M9

Administration Offices Business Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)