Fire & Life Safety

Be Fire Safe!

  • Cooking is the leading cause of fires during the holidays. Always stay in the kitchen while cooking!
  • Heating equipment is the second leading cause of fires during the holidays. Heating systems and chimneys should be inspected and cleaned annually by a qualified service technician. 
  • Smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires during the holidays. Butt-out cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays.
  • Alcohol is a factor in approximately one in five fatal fires during the holidays. Drink responsibly during the holiday season. 

Learn more about Holiday Safety

How do I keep myself and loved ones safe?

  • Ensure woodstoves, fireplaces an fireplace inserts are installed by a qualified technician according to manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Have your heating system, vents and chimneys inspected and cleaned annually by a qualified service technician.
  • Ensure all outside heating vents are not blocked. 
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every storey of your home - test them every month.

Learn more about Fire Safety

Contact Us:

Chief Fire Prevention Officer: Ted Michael
519.855.4407 EXT. 238
Fire@erin.ca