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National Home Fire Safety Week

Canada Safety Council focuses on safety in homes including the necessary awareness and education concerning fire safety.  Whether you reside in a high rise apartment building or a separate home, Canada Safety Council will offer information on holiday fire safety issues, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire escape plans for your home and other fire safety advice.

Be Ready in an Emergency

Be Ready in an Emergency

Emergency can strike at any time. Having a plan in place can be a difference-maker in ensuring you and your family are able to get out safely. Are you prepared? November 24 – 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council is reminding all Canadians...

Don’t Burn in the Afterthought!

Don’t Burn in the Afterthought!

Safety is an attitude that requires preemptive learning. In an emergency situation, reaction is often needed within a moment or two. Because of this, it’s not reasonable to expect to have a few moments to brush up on safety tips as an incident is occurring.  Fire...

Be Careful in the Kitchen

With the holiday season quickly approaching, your mouth may be watering at the thought of turkey, apple pie and mashed potatoes. The season is usually accompanied by a variety of good foods, but it’s also too often marred by tragedy in the form of kitchen fires....

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and with it typically comes many positive thoughts and memories. But unfortunately, the holiday season is also a time where preventable residential fires are on the rise. November 24 – 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week,...

Don’t Let Your Holidays Go Up in Flames

Don’t Let Your Holidays Go Up in Flames

According to Saskatchewan Government Insurance… there are approximately 24,000 house fires every year in Canada, leading to an average of 377 fatalities and more than 3,000 injuries annually. Fires are most likely to start in the kitchen, bedrooms and living room. In...

Lighting Safety is a Bright Idea

Lighting Safety is a Bright Idea

During the holiday season, it’s important to enjoy time spent with family and friends. It is also the time of year where most Canadians are using a lot of electricity with additional Christmas lights on, the furnace running, spacer heaters on, the stove cooking...

Keep Your Smoke Alarm Firing on All Cylinders

Did you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm after changing the clocks back for Daylight Saving Time? With apologies to Saskatchewan residents, who do not adjust their clocks, safety advocates have often repeated this handy mnemonic device as an easy way to...

Put safety on the front-burner

November 24 to 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week, and the Canada Safety Council encourages home cooks to put safety on the front-burner and prevent cooking fires. According to reports from Canadian fire commissioners, careless cooking remains the most common cause...