Make sure your home and property are fire safe. From creating a home escape plan, to ensuring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly, these safety tips can help keep you and everyone in your home safe.
For additional public education resources visit the National Fire Prevention Association website.
Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
Developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practising it regularly ensures that everyone knows what to do when the smoke alarm sounds and uses that time wisely.
Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
The first full week in February is recognized by the Airdrie Fire Department as Burn Prevention week. When it comes to burns age is no barrier — everyone is at risk, although young children are a higher risk group. Awareness and Education are the first line of defense.
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Whether you’re a seasonal griller or a year-round master of everything BBQ, it’s important to keep fire safety in mind. Grills should be placed away from the home, deck railings and out from under leaves and branches. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup and don’t forget the catch trays below the grill.