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
Crofton Fire Department
Hope Fire Department
Kamloops Fire Rescue
Langely Township Fire Department
Masset Fire Department
Pitt Meadows Fire Department
604-465-2401 OR
Port Alberni Fire Department
Quesnel Fire Department
Salmon Arm Fire Department
Sechelt Fire Department
Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Terrace Fire Department

In partnership with: