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Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021

October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week. Learn the sounds of fire safety, to keep you, your family, and your home safe. SMOKE ALARMS A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out. A single “chirp” every 30 or...

Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Did you know that concussions are the most common form of head injury? They don’t just happen to professional athletes – they can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Each year in BC, almost 600 people are hospitalized for a concussion, and approximately 14,500 visit...

Back to School Quiz

Back to School Quiz

Back to school season means congested streets, busier intersections, and more pedestrians. Patience is a virtue when hitting the road this week, but so is knowledge. Test your road safety knowledge with this “True or False” quiz. True or False:When dropping children...

Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Although there are a multitude of incidents that result in firearm injury, it is well known that gang violence is one of the major contributors. British Columbia experiences high rates of gang violence, much of which is firearm-related. These incidents are not only a...

National Injury Prevention Day

National Injury Prevention Day

Injury prevention is critical to saving lives and reducing disability. Unintentional injury is the No. 1 cause of death for all Canadians ages 1 to 34. On July 5, 2021 the BCIRPU will be celebrating the 5th National Injury Prevention Day. This day is important to us...

Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week

According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, almost one in four people in BC (over 1.3 million) will be 65 years of age and older. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and...