How to Fire Proof Your Home

A few tweaks inside your house and on your property can cut the fire risk. Each year, an average of 427 Canadians die from fires, according to the National Research Council of Canada. About 80 per cent of fires start inside homes. Wildfires also pose a potential threat, as more and more houses are being built near lush greenery.

Fire Safety Links

Apartment/High Rise Safety
Apartment & High-rise Fire Safety (pdf)

After The Fire
After the Fire Brochure (pdf)

Prevent Burns at Home (pdf)
Burns: How can I prevent them? (pdf)
Hot Water Burns Like Fire (pdf)

Portable Fire Extinguishers (pdf)

Fire Safety at Home
Fire Prevention All Over Your Home (pdf)
My Forest Home: Am I Prepared (pdf)
Hidden Hazards In Your Home (pdf)
Fire Safety for people with Disabilities (pdf)
Seniors: How Can I Be Fire Safe? (pdf)
Ten Tips For Fire Safety - BC Gas (pdf)
Ten Tips For Fire Safety - NFPA (pdf)

Fire Escape/Exit Drills
E.D.I.T.H.: Exit Drills In The Home (pdf)

Fireworks Safety
A Quick Guide to Family Fireworks Safety (pdf)

Gases/Electrical Fire Safety
Carbon Monoxide Safety - English (pdf)
Carbon Monoxide Safety - Chinese (pdf)
Carbon Monoxide Safety - Punjabi (pdf)
Natural Gas Safety - English (pdf)
Natural Gas Safety - Chinese (pdf)
Natural Gas Safety - Punjabi (pdf)
Keep Your Family and Home Safe From Flammable Vapours (pdf)

Kitchen Fire Safety
My Kitchen: Is It Fire Safe? (pdf)

Smoke Alarms
Smoke Alarms: Do I Really Need Them? (pdf)
Are You Sure Your Smoke Alarm Works? (pdf)

Work Safety
At Work am I Fire Safe? (pdf)

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