Fire and Safety Guidelines

Multilingual fire safety information

General fire safety tips

Make sure that everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what to do if a fire occurs. Regularly practice your home escape plan.

  • Hear the beep where you sleep! Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!
  • Install at least one carbon monoxide detector
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors regularly
  • Clean barbecues before use
  • Have flash light and extra batteries on hand
  • Check heating appliances and chimney before use
  • Check with local fire department on open air burning by-laws
  • If you smoke, do so outside and keep a can of water nearby to discard cigarette butts

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