Fire Safety

Protect against fire danger

The Home Safety Council recommends that all families take some simple steps to be safer at home

How familiar are you about fire safety and the need for first regulatory products that will help save lives should a fire break out in your home.

 How familiar are you about fire safety and the need for first regulatory products that will help save lives should a fire break out in your home. 

Use these tips to protect against fire dangers and improve the safety of your home.
 

  • Have Smoke Alarms that Work
  • Have smoke alarms on every level of your home.
  • Make sure a smoke alarm is inside or near every bedroom.
  • Test each smoke alarm every month.
  • Push the test button until you hear a loud noise
  • Put new batteries in your smoke alarms at least one time each year.
  • If your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, get new smoke alarms.


Can everyone wake up?
 

  • Young children might sleep through the sound of the smoke alarm.
  • Be prepared for a family member to wake children for fire drills and in a real emergency.

Things to think about and plan:

 

  • Plan your escape from fire
  • Know how to get out fast if there is a fire.
  • Find two ways out of every room the door and maybe the window.
  • You might need an escape ladder to get out of upstairs bedroom windows.
  • Children and older people will need help escaping a fire. Plan for this.
  • Know who needs help and pick someone to help them.
  • Make sure windows and doors open easily.
  • Make sure everyone can reach and open locks on doors and windows.
  • Make sure stairs and doorways are never blocked.
  • If you have security bars on doors and windows, have a 'quick release' latch. This makes it easy to get outside in an emergency
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows how to use the latch.
  • Look for things that could slow down your escape. Move or fix them.
  • Have a home fire drill
  • Push the test button on the smoke alarm so your family knows the sound.
  • Practice your plan two times a year with your family.
  • Practice when everyone else is asleep at least once.
  • Have a place to meet in front of your home.
  • Know how you call for help ( teach your children what to do in an emergency)
  • Know the Fire Department emergency number Call is 999.
  • If there is a fire, get out first, and go to your family meeting place. Then call the Fire Department.
  • Use a portable phone or a neighbour's phone.
  • Get out and stay out. 
  • Never go back inside a burning building.


 

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