Fire Prevention & Safety
Every person is responsible for their own fire safety. It is everyone’s responsibility to implement and practice the three lines of defence against fire: Prevention, Detection, Escape.
Prevention – Check your home for fire hazards and eliminate them. Most home fires are still caused by careless cooking, smoking, and candle use.
Detection – Working smoke alarms are so important, it’s the law to have them on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas. Remember: while installation and maintenance are mandated by the Ontario Fire Code, this code is the minimum standard. Have enough smoke alarms to provide your family with the early warning needed to escape from a fire
The Ontario Fire Code now requires every home that has a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning install a CO alarm outside of sleeping areas. You may require more than one CO alarm if you have family members/residents sleeping on different levels of your home.
Escape – If a fire occurred in your home tonight, would your family get out safely? Everyone must know what to do and where to go when the smoke alarm sounds. Take a few minutes with everyone in your household to make a home fire escape plan.