Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Knowing the top causes of fires is a good way to start learning how to prevent fires. Did you know that cooking is the number one cause of fires in the home? Heating, electrical, smoking and candles are also among the top five causes.

You can also help prevent fire damage and injury by ensuring your family is prepared for a fire emergency by developing a home fire escape plan, and installing and regularly inspecting both smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

  1. Escape Planning
  2. Top 5 Fire Causes
  3. Smoke Alarms
  4. Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  5. Fire Safety for Kids

Having a home fire escape plan in place is an important part of being prepared for a fire emergency. Every room should have two ways out, aisles should be clear, and an outside meeting place should be assigned. All family members should be familiar with the plan, and the entire family should practice escaping at least twice a year.

For more information, and for a family-friendly guide on how to create your family’s fire escape plan, use the Fire Escape Plan Info Sheet and Fire Escape Plan map to create the plan.

Having a home fire escape plan in place is an important part of being prepared for a fire emergency. Every room should have two ways out, aisles should be clear, and an outside meeting place should be assigned. All family members should be familiar with the plan, and the entire family should practice escaping at least twice a year.

For more information, and for a family-friendly guide on how to create your family’s fire escape plan, use the Fire Escape Plan Info Sheet and Fire Escape Plan map to create the plan.

  1. Fire-risk Rating

    Fire Risk Rating Gauge. Current level is high.It's always important to keep an eye on and be aware of the local fire-risk rating as there are a number of changes and impacts to residents when it increases such as barbeque bans in our parks or the relaxation of watering restrictions in areas adjacent to heavily wooded/forested areas such as Mundy Park the northern forested boundary of the city.

    The current fire risk is “HIGH”