It is a proven fact that most fires are preventable. Yet, countless fire deaths and injuries still occur every year in Ontario.
Most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. Subsequent fire investigations reveal that in many of these fatal fires, there were no smoke alarms installed or the batteries were removed from smoke alarms.
When working smoke alarms are installed on every level of your home and outside the sleeping area, your chances of surviving a fire significantly increase. For added protection install smoke alarms in every bedroom. A smoke alarm can detect smoke from a fire which will alert occupants, giving them time to escape.
Take the time to learn more about smoke alarms and other fire safety information in this section.
Everyone in the home or apartment needs to know what to do when a smoke alarm or fire alarm activates. Plan and practise your home escape plan today.
Try to know two ways out of every room and have a pre-arranged meeting place outside. Stay out and call 911 from a neighbours house. To make your own home escape plan download a Home Escape Plan template below.
A fire can happen anytime, anyplace and most often when we let our guards down. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can offer a lot of distractions. All it takes is a pot on the stove or a burning candle to be left unattended to turn holiday festivities into tragedies.
That's why St. Catharines Fire Services invites residents to learn more about the easy things they can do to have a safe holiday season. Check out these fire safety tips:
From Dec. 12 to Dec. 23, residents can win one of three fire safety prize packs by taking the 12 Days of Fire Safety online quiz.
Contest closes Tuesday, Dec. 23 at noon. One entry per household. Fire Services will personally deliver prizes on Dec. 24.
Occasionally product recalls are issued to ensure the safety of consumers. This section will be updated with pertinent recalls when necessary.