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Fire Safety Awareness During COVID-19

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April 21, 2020

The Surrey Fire Service has been receiving requests to attend birthdays for a drive by. We appreciate your support and would love to drive by every party request, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate these requests. 

Surrey, BC – The Surrey Fire Service continues to address community risk and respond to incidents during COVID-19. We have modified our processes to maintain physical distancing and are keeping busy with a continued focus on Community Risk Reduction and Fire Prevention initiatives to ensure the safety of the citizens of Surrey. 

Here are some tips to keep you safe:

Inside the Home

  • Check your smoke alarms to ensure that they are present and working. There should be one on each level of the home and make a noise when the button is pressed.

  • Cooking fires can happen very quickly, never leave food unattended when cooking.

Outside the Home

  • There is currently no open burning allowed in Surrey, including backyard burning, campfires or beach fires.

  • Natural gas, propane or charcoal briquettes are permitted as long as they are being used in ULC/CSA-approved devices for that particular product.  

  • If you see open burning, please call our non-emergency number at 604-543-6700.

In the Community

  • Vacant homes may be vulnerable to the risk of a fire, please report any vacant unsecured homes to us at the number or email below.

  • Please report any smoke or fire that you see to us by dialing 9-1-1.

Please contact us during business hours with any questions at 604-543-6780 or fireprevention@surrey.ca.

Media inquiries:

Jason Cairney
Deputy Chief
Surrey Fire Service
604-543-6707
JWCairney@surrey.ca