Montreal fire stations host open houses to promote fire safety

May 23, 2024

Fire station open house event dates announced

From May 25 to June 8 and from September 21 to October 5, 12 fire stations in Montreal will be hosting open houses to raise awareness of fire safety.

As reported by Ville de Montréal, the events will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a variety of activities designed to engage and educate the public.

The Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM) invites citizens to explore the inner workings of fire stations and learn more about the roles of firefighters and prevention agents.

Visitors will receive prevention tips, tour fire trucks, enjoy the SIMulator, and meet the Chief mascot.

Firefighters and prevention agents will be available to welcome visitors and coordinate the activities.

Focus on lithium-ion battery safety and smoke alarms

This year’s open houses will emphasize the safe use of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in everyday devices and the importance of having a functioning smoke alarm.

These topics are critical in promoting fire safety and preventing common household fires.

The open house events provide a unique opportunity for the community to engage with fire safety professionals, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into fire prevention.

The initiative aims to foster a better understanding of fire safety practices among the public.

Schedule and locations of participating fire stations

The following is the schedule for the participating fire stations:

  • May 25: Fire Station 30 (5 Laurier Avenue West, Montreal) and Fire Station 63 (530 Bouchard Blvd., Dorval)
  • June 1: Fire Station 34 (5369 Côte-Saint-Antoine Road, Montreal) and Fire Station 52 (330 Surrey Street, Baie-d’Urfé)
  • June 8: Fire Station 8 (11371 Notre-Dame Street East, Montréal-Est) and Fire Station 35 (10827 Lajeunesse Street, Montreal)
  • September 21: Fire Station 39 (2915 Monsabré Street, Montreal) and Fire Station 76 (19 Stanton Street, Westmount)
  • September 28: Fire Station 50 (6490 30th Avenue, Montreal) and Fire Station 59 (18661 Pierrefonds Boulevard, Montreal)
  • October 5: Fire Station 23 (523 Place Saint-Henri, Montreal) and Fire Station 44 (12145 Boulevard Rivière-des-Prairies, Montreal)

Community engagement and awareness

The fire station open house events aim to strengthen the relationship between the SIM and the Montreal community.

By opening their doors, fire stations offer a transparent view into their daily operations and the crucial work of firefighters and prevention agents.

The initiative also serves as a platform to educate citizens on fire safety measures and the latest fire prevention technologies.

The SIM hopes that these events will encourage more residents to adopt fire-safe practices in their homes.

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