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City crew dances home fire prevention message
After urging residents last year to ensure they knew at least two ways out of their home in case of a fire, City of Langley firefighters are now turning their attention to the most dangerous room in the house, during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12.
This year’s theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires.
Unattended cooking, deep fat heated in a pot on the stove, even in-oven combustion poses a serious fire threat if handled improperly.
But in order to get their message across, the City of Langley fire department’s ‘B’ shift members have taken a somewhat less-than-serious approach, channeling their inner Beyoncé — singing and dancing and urging residents to ‘Put a lid on it.’
The instructional video is sung to the tune of the hit song ‘Put a ring on it. It features four firefighters copying (or, you know, trying at least ) a few of Beyoncé’s signature dance moves, as the lyrics explain that ‘to put out a kitchen fire, (you) put a lid on it,’ and urge viewers not to throw water on a grease fire.
A Fire Hall Open House will be held today (Thursday, Oct. 10) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 5785 203 St.
The public is invited to come out and meet the firefighters, tour the fire hall, try on some gear, watch the firefighters conduct live fire demonstrations and learn important fire safety tips.
There will also be refreshments served and door prizes will be given out.
For more on Fire Prevention Week in the City of Langley, go to city.langley.bc.ca and look under ‘events.’
To watch the video, click here.