Emergency Service Dispatchers & 9-1-1 Awareness Week

April 9 – 15, 2023 marks Emergency Service Dispatchers and 911 Awareness Week, and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week across North America. This week is an opportunity to thank all our communication staff for the critical role they play in sending help to the citizens of our communities.

Dispatchers are the true first responders, the calming voice on the other end of the phone and the lifeline for people in distress.

Thank you to our dispatch service team for your continued service to the City and our client jurisdictions.

Learn more about Surrey Fire Regional Dispatch Centre.

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Check Your Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm will increase your chances of surviving a house fire by 74 per cent. We recommend checking your smoke alarm monthly. If you’re unsure of the status of your smoke alarms, you can request a free HomeSafe inspection. Learn more including details about its free smoke alarm installation program.

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Learn How To Protect Your Property

Wildfires don't just happen in wilderness. They can also be a risk with urban developments, particularly if near forested areas or heavy vegetation. Get tips on how to protect and prepare for an urban wildfire

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Fire Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunity

Join our team of volunteers who deliver fire safety, emergency preparedness, and recruitment messages to the community during events and presentations.