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June 2011

Citizens’ Coalition Supporting Honour House New Westminster, B.C. Presents “Father’s Day Breakfast with Champions” SUMMER FIRE SAFETY TIPS

A fire hazard is an object or an activity that has the potential to cause a fire. Use common sense to stop fire hazards from becoming a fire incident and enjoy a safe summer season.


Smoking poses many fire hazards, but none more so than carelessly tossing a cigarette butt on the ground. Dry grass, dead leaves, and twigs on the ground can provide fuel for very fast-moving wildfires. Leaving cigarette lighters or matchers lying around is almost an invitation to a curious child to play with fire. • Make sure to put smoking materials out completely. • Avoid using flower pots as ashtrays. Peat moss can ignite and cause a fire. • Use large and deep ashtrays, partially filled with water. • Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children. • Remove debris and dry vegetation from your yard.


Heat or flames from a barbeque can ignite nearby vegetation, wood, vinyl siding, paper towels and similar items. • Barbecue with safety in mind. • Keep barbecues a safe distance from anything combustible. • Keep young children and pets away from barbecues.


Vapours from gasoline can catch fire from a small spark. • Never use gasoline on a campfire or charcoal barbecue. • Use approved storage containers. • Avoid smoking around gasoline. • When re-fuelling avoid spilling by using a funnel. • Ensure adequate ventilation when dispensing gasoline.


Burns can happen quickly when you contact with hot objects or flames. If you burn yourself, immediately run the affected area under cool water for at least five minutes. If your burn is serious (charring, blistering) seek medical attention right away.


If you live near parks or forests, it is important to design and maintain your home and landscaping with wildfire-safety in mind. You can follow simple steps to make your home fire safe. You will not only reduce the threat to your property, but you help protect your home and family too.

VISIT WWW.BCWILDFIRE.CA FOR MORE INFORMATION Remember… there is no outdoor burning permitted in New Westminster.

Your New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services cares about you and your safety! If you require further information, please visit our website at: or call the Fire Prevention Division at 604-519-1004

Surprise Dad by taking him out to Breakfast with Champions on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011 at The Armoury, 530 Queens Avenue, New Westminster at ‘Yellow Ribbon Day’ Pancake breakfast, with all proceeds to Honour House. Tickets in advance for three seatings: 8:00 am ($8.00); 9:45 am ($10.00) and 11:30 am ($10.00) can be purchased on-line through or New Westminster residents can call Louisa at 604-525-1829. Tickets at the door: $12.00. Children 5 and under free. Fun is foremost at this breakfast, with a full complement of serice displays and command vehicles, entertainment, door prizes (5 for every sitting) and a ‘Dad Pack’ for every father in attendance. Your breakfast will be served by ‘Top Brass’ with ‘lots of class.’ You can cast your vote for your favourite first response team in the ‘Battle of the Batter’, a competition that promises to leave no pancake unturned! Expect to see NW Fire and Rescue new 100 ft. aerial ladder truck, NW Police Service (co-owned with 4 other municipal police) new ‘Bearcat’ Armoured Rescue Vehicle, NW Police and Fire Command vehicle, Ambulance Paramedics modified ATV, BC Sheriffs 24 custom ‘passenger’ van to name a few. Every sitting will have at least one major door prize such as a return trip for two on the Paddlewheeler along the Fraser or Re/Max’s hot-air balloon trip for a couple. Honour House is a home away from home for physically or emotionally injured front line first responders. First responders include ambulance paramedics, fire fighters, police, B.C. Sheriffs, B.C. Corrections, Canadian Coast Guard, federal penitentiary personnel, as well as all Canadian military personnel. It is the first of its kind in North America, located right here in New Westminster. Honour House will accommodate up to 10 first responders and their families. Already at least four other Honour Houses are being built or planned across Canada. It is time for us to step up for those who have fallen while standing up for us! Let’s show our true colours by spending Sunday, June 19 with champion first responders and Dad at Yellow Ribbon Day Pancake Breakfast at The Armoury in New Westminster for Honour House. Honour your personal hero with this Breakfast of Champions — your table is waiting. Order your tickets now online at or New Westminster residents can call Louisa Lundy at 604-525-1829.

Serving Smiles to the Lower Mainland

Piffle Magazine 2011-06  

In this issue: Citizens' Coalition supporting Honour House, Modern Home Furnishings tells their local story, Paddlewheels on the Fraser in P...

Piffle Magazine 2011-06  

In this issue: Citizens' Coalition supporting Honour House, Modern Home Furnishings tells their local story, Paddlewheels on the Fraser in P...