Students try on some gear for Fire Prevention Week

Oceanside Middle School students get a first hand look at fire dangers

Parksville assistant chief Tyrone Heigh demonstrates proper fire extinguisher use to Grade 8 students at Oceanside Middle School on Thursday.

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department is using this year’s Fire Prevention Week to encourage everyone to “have two ways out.”

That’s the theme of the provincial awareness raising week, Oct. 7 to 13, being marked by local departments.

The Parksville department will be open this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they invite everyone to stop by for a little fun and to learn important fire prevention strategies.

Firefighters will give tours of the new station, trucks and equipment with a chance for people to sit in the trucks and try on gear.


Assistant chief Tyrone Heigh did fire safety demonstrations for Oceanside Middle School students during the week, explaining the importance of having and practicing an escape plan.



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