Fire Safety

Home Fire Escape Plan

Fire doesn't wait - plan your escape. If fire broke out tonight while you were sleeping, would you and your family get out alive?
  • Develop a home fire escape plan now
  • Practice your home fire escape plan regularly
  • Make sure every family member knows two ways out of every room
  • Establish a family meeting place away from the house.
  • Call the Fire Department - 911- from a neighbour's home.
  • Listen to this Public Safety message (MP3)

Smoke Alarms

Working smoke alarms can double your chances of escaping a fire. Give a smoke alarm as a gift - it shows that you care about your loved ones. Fire can spread quickly and when you least expect it.
  • You may only have a few minutes to escape.
  • A smoke alarm on every level of your home can alert you and your family and provide you with the chance to escape.
  • Listen to this Public Safety message (MP3)
  • A better way to deal with nuisance alarms. Watch this video (MP3)
  • Dealing with nuisance alarms
  • NFPA urges replacing home smoke alarms on or before 10 years as this is their normal shelf life.