Some fire hazards change with the season, others are threats year round. Use the following checklists to make your home and property as safe as possible.
Get your children involved in home safety, too! Kid-friendly checklists for home and kitchen safety—and fun activities—can be downloaded from Sparky.org.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will alert you to danger and could save your life—and they are required by law.
Learn more about preventing carbon monoxide exposure and how to install CO detectors at SeriouslySimple.ca.
Learn more about smoke alarms at National Fire Protection Association.
When you hear the alarm, it’s time to get out of your home.
Post your civic address at the driveway entrance and on your home. Try to use reflective material or illumination so that it can be seen in the dark.
If you don’t have a civic address, post your lot number, family name or other identifier that lets emergency responders know they have arrived.