Fire Safety Resources

Exit building before tweeting There are 50,000 house fires a year in Canada alone. Put that in your calculator and you get 1 every 10 minutes, and that’s just house fires! We hope to avoid the worst, but proper planning for yourself and your family will help you be ready if there should ever be a fire in your house, car, camp, property….

This course will help you understand:

  • Elements of a fire prevention plan, including fire prevention measures
  • The requirements for emergency exits
  • What to do in the event of a fire, including basic guidelines for evacuation and for using a hand portable fire extinguisher
  • The classes of fire, the types of portable fire extinguishers, and workplace requirements for fire extinguishers

Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Extinguisher Use

This course will teach you:

  • What causes things to burn
  • The concept of “flashpoint”
  • Classes of fires
  • Fire extinguisher labels
  • Chemical fire extinguishers
  • Water fire extinguishers
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • And more!

Free Resources

Home Fire Safety & Prevention – a comprehensive guide to fire safety in the home

 

Smoke Detector Advice

Your local fire department is a great resource! Also look at the Canada Safety Council and the government’s Healthy Canadians site. Did you know you can’t smell smoke while asleep?

 

Teach the Kids

Sparky’s website has a whole heap of fun things to help you discuss fire safety with kids. From colouring pages to interactive games, it’s well worth a visit.