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Home Escape Plan

Make a home escape plan for your family!

Download the Home Escape Plan helper (pdf)

Special Feature: Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide The Silent Killer

Download the Carbon Monoxide Poster (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


Apartment Buildings

Learn what to do if there is a fire in your apartment building: Visit the Ontario Fire Marshal site

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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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