- A working smoke alarm will eliminate your risk of dying in a fire by half
- Have a smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside the sleeping areas. For maximum protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom
- Test smoke alarms monthly and change the battery every year in battery operated alarms
- Read recent bulletin from the Ministry of Housing about Smoke Alarm Legislation
Everyone Needs A Home Fire Escape Plan
- Plan your escape with everyone in the family
- Make sure there are two ways out of every room
- If you live in an apartment, don't use the elevator!
- Choose a meeting place outside where everyone will go once they have left the building
- Once you're out, STAY OUT! When everyone is safely out, go to a neighbour's house and call the fire department. ESCAPE FIRST, THEN CALL!
- Use large, deep, non-tip ashtrays and soak with water before discarding
- Never smoke in bed or while under the influence of medications or alcohol
- Never leave cooking unattended. Set a timer to remind you to turn off burners and the oven
- Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves while you cook
- Turn pot handles inward on the stove where you can't bump them and children can't reach
- Keep the stove surface free of grease and clutter
- If a grease fire occurs use oven mitts and carefully slide a lid or a cookie sheet over the pan and turn off the burner
- Keep children and activity away from the stove whether it is on or off
- Don't hide the "goodies" above the stove area. Children have a way of knowing where they are and attempting to sneak a treat!