COMOX, B.C. – Comox Fire Rescue is inviting the public to its annual Fire Prevention Week open house.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

“Fire Prevention Week is an important time of year for us in the fire service. It is the focal point of our year round fire safety programs,” said Assistant Chief Jim Lariviere.

“Through our many programs, we endeavour to reach as many of our citizens as we can. We know though our experience that Fire Prevention really does pay huge dividends in our community. One of the most important fire safety tips we can pass on is to ensure that you and your family are protected by a working smoke alarm. Working smoke alarms really do save lives.”

Firefighters will be on hand to answer questions, offer tours of the fire station and hand out important fire safety information. For more on Comox Fire Rescue, visit the department’s website at www.comoxfirerescue.org.