Fire Safety

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.

If a fire at home does occur, do you know what to do? 

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. 

Download your Home Escape Plan template.   


Occasionally product recalls are issued to ensure the safety of consumers. This section will be updated with pertinent recalls when necessary.

Visit to the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Recall list.

Visit the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Recall list. 

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