Protective Services

Protective Services

Protect yourself from house fires

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


Get out of your home safely
Smoke alarms will alert you to danger and could save your life. They are required by law. 

  • Put an alarm on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area and in each bedroom.
  • Test the battery monthly, change the batteries twice a year and replace the alarms every 10 years.

When you hear the alarm, get out! 

  • Know two ways out of every room and have a prearranged meeting place outside.
  • Practice your home fire escape plan regularly.
  • Once out, stay out. Call 9-1-1 from the nearest phone. Never go back into your home until the fire department says it is safe.



Government of Canada takes you step-by-step to make your own printable emergency plan online and prepare a 72-hour kit in case of evacuation.