Flood and Water Damage Safety

Did you know that floods are the most common natural hazard in Canada? They are mostly caused by heavy rainfall and/or quickly melting snow and ice....

Home Fire Safety for Seniors – What Family Members Can Do

Fire safety is a crucial issue for seniors who choose to live in their own home. Those caring for aging loved ones who wish to remain at home need...

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The...

Home Safety

There can be many safety hazards around the home, but the key is to eliminate risk before an injury occurs. Topics include fire safety, yard work safety, kitchen safety, propane safety, and other relevant issues.

Carbon Monoxide

As the colder weather starts to settle in, people use fuel-burning appliances more frequently in order to keep themselves warm. People need to be extremely vigilant when using these appliances to prevent deadly exposure to the serious hazards of carbon monoxide (CO)....

Be Careful with Candles

Candles provide festive decor for the holiday season. They are part of worship ceremonies. They can scent the air with mood-enhancing aromas. And if the power goes out, candles may become an alternative to electric lights. Candle Fires However, home fires caused by...

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Many fatal fires start at night. Smoke alone won't...

Safety Tips for a Happy Holiday

1) Practice safe food handling: Thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before serving them. Avoid cross-contamination of prepared food with raw food.  There’s no need to rinse poultry before cooking -- that just splashes germs everywhere. Use a paper towel to blot dry...