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Storm Safety

Follow these storm safety tips to ensure you and your family are safe during rain, freezing rain or snow storms.

Storm Safety Tips

Download - Storm Safety

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Never underestimate the power of, or how much a smoke alarm could save your life.

 Smoke Alarm Info Sheet

Download - Smoke Alarms Safety

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

CO2 alarms are just as important as any other fire safety equipment and can save your/a family members life.

Carbon Monoxide Info Sheet

Download - CO2 Safety

Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings 

High-Rise Fire Safety

Download - High Rise Fire Safety

Plan 2 Ways Out

If a fire occurred in your home tonight would your family get out safely?

Plan 2 ways out

Download - 2 Ways Out

Heating Fire Safety

Stay warm and safe this winter season and keep in mind these heating fire safety tips.

Heating Fire Safety Tips

Download - Heating Fire Safety

Home Escape Plan

Make a home escape plan for your family!

Home Escape Plan

Download the Home Escape Plan helper (pdf)


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Farms

Farms and rural properties have unique risks. Follow these simple steps (pdf) to help protect your farm.

  • A barn fire is a farmer's worst nightmare and often, it brings significant emotional and economic damage to a farming community. These fires are largely preventable by following good fire safety practices. Read more about fire prevention on the farm.
  • The following fire safety checklist was designed to assist farmers and others involved in agri-business to reduce the risk of fire occurring on their properties. It will also ensure everyone knows what to do in case of fire. View the checklist (pdf).

Watch the Farm Fire Safety video


Fire Extinguishers

Tackling a fire in its very early stages can play a major part in saving your property; however fire extinguishers are for use in small fires only. Never place yourself or others in jeopardy by attempting to extinguish a fire that is too large, or if smoke presents a hazard to the operator of a fire if the fire is spreading beyond the spot where it started.

Whether it is for your home or business, choose the correct type of fire extinguisher and receive the correct training. Buy only an extinguisher which has been approved by nationally recognized testing laboratories and tested by U.L.C. Familiarize yourself with the location and operating instructions of extinguishers which are at your disposal.

How to identify the proper fire extinguisher

Class ratings are shown on the faceplate of the extinguisher as A, B, C or D. Some are marked with multiple ratings such as ABC. These extinguishers are capable of putting out more than one class of fire.

  • Class A - Extinguishes solids such as wood, paper, plastic
  • Class B - Extinguishes flammable liquids (i.e. fuel, oil, grease, propane)
  • Class C - Will not conduct electrical currents - use for energized electrical equipment, appliances, switches, wiring, fuse boxes, electrical motors, power tools, panel boxes
  • Class D - Extinguishes combustible metals such as magnesium, sodium, titanium and potassium that burn at high temperatures and give off sufficient oxygen to support combustion

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