Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse have donated nearly 250 carbon monoxide detectors for distribution at the Whitehorse, Dawson and Watson Lake food banks and through Yukon Housing offices in communities.
Pictured are: Fire Chief Clive Sparks, Whitehorse Fire Department, Fire Marshal Dennis Berry and Deputy Fire Marshal Wayne Smyth, Yukon Government and Stephen Dunbar-Edge, Executive Director and Stu Mackay of the Whitehorse Food Bank.
Fire prevention, two ways out, regular testing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and annual maintenance of home heating systems are just some of the local themes being highlighted by the Fire Marshal's Office in Yukon.
With winter approaching, now is the time to take steps to safeguard your family and home.
• Draw up a home evacuation plan with your family and identify two ways out.
• Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
• Ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.
• Clean your chimney if you burn wood.
• Have your home heating system serviced by a professional.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility!
Visit the Fire Prevention Canada web site to download a free Fire Prevention Week Kit.
Click here to see television PSAs in English and in French
The Fire Marshal's Office works to raise public awareness of fire safety and prevention issues to reduce personal and property losses resulting from preventable fires.
An important focus of the Fire Marshal's Office is promoting fire and life safety to Yukon children. This is accomplished by conducting fire drills in Territorial Schools and through administration of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - "Learn Not To Burn" program.
In addition, staff of the Fire Marshal's Office conducts fire safety and extinguisher training sessions for health care workers, government employees, and industry.