Tips for fire safety
Planning and preparation are key to being fire safe at home. Here are some steps you can take:
Home safety plans
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you with as little as one or two minutes to escape. Create a home fire safety plan, and make sure everyone in your home knows how to follow it, so you can all leave quickly in case of a fire.
Smoke detector safety
It's a fact: smoke detectors save lives. Be sure to install smoke detectors in each bedroom, outside of each sleeping area, and on every floor of your home, and understand how to maintain them.
Carbon monoxide detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless gas created when fuels (such as wood, coal, propane, or oil) burn incompletely. In your home, heating and cooking equipment, vehicles, and generators can all produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. You should install a CO alarm outside each sleeping area on every level of your home.
Fire extinguisher safety
A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire, or containing it until the fire department arrives.