Your best protection from fire is prevention.
10 Tips for Fire Safety
- Keep an eye on the stove top – Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking. Always have a lid nearby to slide over a pan in case of fire.
- Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.
- Smoke outside – Provide sturdy, deep ashtrays and make sure cigarette butts and ashes are out before emptying the ashtray.
- Keep matches and lighters up high, out of the reach and sight of children.
- Inspect electrical cords; replace cords that are cracked or frayed, have broken plugs or have loose connections.
- Be careful when using candles.
- Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year so everyone knows what to do in a fire emergency.
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
- Test alarms at least once a month and replace their batteries once a year. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
- If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.
Professional Safety Codes Officers are available to the local business community to conduct fire inspections of their premises. Call our Administration Office to book an appointment for your next fire inspection.
Fire Emergencies Call 9-1-1 (24 Hours a Day)
Fire Administration Office
Mon - Fri
8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Statutory Holidays)
10099 - 93 AVE
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 1N5