Being prepared is your best defence against a fire in your home. There are several ways you can prepare and reduce your family’s risk of fire-related injury or death.

A properly stocked household, complete with functioning smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide sensors, could be the difference between a controlled situation and a tragedy. Read on for tips and advice and how you can be prepared.

  • The FireSmart program provides residents with guidance to significantly reduce hazards in their home and neighbourhood
  • Chimney fires are on the increase, and can be prevented.
  • Smoke alarms save lives when they are properly installed and maintained.

Additional Resources

More home safety tips from the Government of Canada

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