HOME FIRE SAFETY
- Are you prepared?
- Here are actions you can take to prevent or be ready for emergencies.
- - Install a smoke detector on each floor and check the batteries twice a year. For example, New Year's Day and Canada Day.
- - Keep a fire extinguisher near each exit and in the bedroom and kitchen.
- - If you live in a high-rise, have duct tape handy to seal the doorway from smoke.
- - Have your furnace inspected and cleaned every year.
- - Hold a fire drill, showing everyone how to stay low and exit from the dwelling.
- - Do not keep combustible materials, such as newspapers, after you have finished with them. Flammable liquids should be stored in a cool, ventilated place away from any source of heat.
- - Do not use electrical appliances with frayed cords and do not overload electrical wall sockets. Avoid running electric cords under rugs. Keep heaters away from curtains and other materials.
- - If you have a wood stove have it inspected for clearances and acceptability.
- - If you have a fireplace, have the chimney cleaned regularly.
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