Safety tips for your home

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.

Learn more about home fire safety plans

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.

Download a smoke detector safety tip sheet

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.

Download a carbon monoxide safety tip sheet

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. 

Learn more about portable fire extinguishers

Cooking Safety

Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.

Learn more about home cooking safety

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