It is Fire Prevention Week – The Theme for 2020 is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”
Fact: Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.
Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Do not move the pan.
Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when using the stove. Loose, dangling clothing can easily catch fire. If your clothing catches fire, stop, drop to the ground and roll over and over to put out the fire.
Keep combustible items such as cooking utensils, dishcloths, paper towels and pot holders a safe distance from the stove.
Keep children away from the stove. Make sure electrical cords are not dangling from countertops, where they could be pulled over by small children.
Cool a burn by running cool water over the wound for 3 to 5 minutes. If the burn is severe, seek medical attention.
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The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs share important steps you and your family can take to ensure you stay carbon monoxide safe in your home, and avoid a potentially deadly accident. Watch this CO safety video, to learn more. CO Safety Video
This year the OAFC is hosting a poster contest on how kids are being fire safe in their homes, school, or in their community, by participating in our Home Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The contest will run from October 1 to December 11, 2020. The winner will receive a special prize package and a customized offer from participating local fire departments (COVID-19 restrictions may apply).
Kids can submit their entries by dropping off their poster at Station #1 Location, mailing to the address provided or emailing their posters (scan or send a picture) to the OAFC office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download from the Documents section of this page.
It’s Fire Prevention Week - The Blue Mountains Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms, combined with a residential sprinkler system, offer families the highest level of protection and the best opportunity for survival during a home fire. By responding to a fire while it is still small, sprinklers control the spread of deadly heat, flames, and toxic smoke.