Fire Prevention Week – Checklist

Do’s

  • Replace any worn out appliances or devices showing signs of age or damage
  • Replace Smoke Detectors every 10 years, replace batteries every year
  • Install interconnected smoke detectors, when one goes off they all go off
  • Install a smoke detector in every bedroom
  • Install a C0 detector in your house. It’s the new law
  • Replace fixtures that do not have a cover over the bulbs especially in closets and other confined spaces
  • Use appliances and devices according to guidelines and instructions
  • Have a licensed electrical contractor do a safety/fire prevention check of your electrical system
  • Hire a qualified, insured & licensed electrical contractor for all electrical installations & repairs

Don’ts

  • Use damaged appliances or devices
  • Overuse extension cords or power bars
  • Ignore signs of a problem
  • Overload your electrical system
  • Use unlicensed workers

 

BE SAFE AND BE AWARE

For more information on fire Prevention go to Fire Prevention Canada at www.fiprecan.ca

For more information on the Electrical Safety Authority go to www.esasafe.com