Fire Prevention and Education
Most deaths due to house fires happen at night, while people are sleeping. Victims may never wake up because of the poisonous effects of gas and smoke created by the blaze. Smoke alarms will protect you from these silent killers if they are properly installed and maintained.
Fire Escape Planning
You can protect yourself and your family by preparing and practising a home fire escape plan. It only takes a few minutes of time – but it can prevent panic in case of fire.
A pot of cooking oil on a red-hot element is a recipe for danger! In seconds, the oil can overheat, burst into flames and cause a house fire that rapidly spreads out of control. Protect yourself and your family from serious burns or death by following these basic precautions.
Smoking – A Fire Hazard
They say "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Health Canada researchers have discovered that where there’s cigarette smoke, there’s a major increase in fires.
Deaths and injuries from the careless use and improper installation of heating units can be prevented! Here are some basic rules which will help you avoid the anguish of personal injury or property loss.
Equip your home with a working fire extinguisher! Your local fire department can help you choose the right one for your needs.