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Fire Safety Audio Podcast: Episodes

Children are curious – they love learning – so many things are new and exciting to them. So why not make learning about fire safety a natural part of their everyday lives. Most fire departments are happy to give school-aged children a tour of the fire station, while other fire departments will make ...
Stove, fridge, toasters, blenders, microwave - we all use appliances on a daily basis. If any of them have plugs and cables that are poorly wired, that can be a real danger. You may not be able to see lose wiring but if plugs of sockets are hot, if you see scorch marks, if fuses blow or lights flicker ...
Carbon monoxide is the number one cause of accidental deaths in North America, killing hundreds of people each year. It’s so deadly because you can’t see, smell or taste it and it can be produced by so many things we all have in our homes, like ovens, furnaces, clothes dryers and water heaters. If ...
Christmas time…candles around the house, a tree in the corner and a fire blazing in the fireplace - beautiful and relaxing…but also potential fire hazards.

Let’s talk about candles first. They need to be kept at least one foot away from anything that can burn, including your tree, holly, presents ...
According to US statistics electrical fires in homes claim the lives of 485 people each year and injure over two thousand more. There are nearly 68 thousand electrical fires each year resulting in over 850 million dollars in property damage

Now some of these fires are caused by defective appliances ...
Staying warm during the winter months can take a bit of effort – we need to think about a lot of things, like chimney cleaning for one. If you heat your home with solid fuels such as wood or coal creosote can build up in your chimney and potentially create a fire hazard. This can be taken care by a ...
Living in a multi-unit dwelling like a townhouse, apartment or condominium poses some unique concerns when it comes to fire safety. Let’s start with what to do if there’s a fire in your suite. Most importantly, everyone must get out safely, closing all doors behind them. On your way out, pull the ...
Ghosts and goblins, fireworks…costumes – they’re are all a part of a fun Halloween and fire officials want kids and adults alike to be safe this year no matter which of the Halloween festivities you’re taking part in.

Only buy your fireworks from a reliable source, not from a shack alongside ...
Spending time in the kitchen putting together a home cooked meal or slipping some baking in the oven can be very enjoyable! But do you know what to do if you’re suddenly faced with the horrifying prospect of dealing with a kitchen fire?

Statistics show that 90 percent of kitchen fires are a result ...
In the United States nearly one thousand people die each year in house fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. One in four of those people are not the smoker whose cigarette sparked the fire.

A dropped cigarette or one that’s improperly put out can cause a huge fire in just seconds. ...
A night out with-out the kids can be a special treat, something to look forward to, but that time away can also leave you with a few things on your mind – one of them being is how equipped is your baby-sitter to deal with an emergency like a fire.

The first time a sitter comes over, you can arrange ...
Do all of the members of your family know what to do in the event of a fire? If you’re not sure, this may be a good time to have a meeting to talk about fire safety in your home. You could start your meeting by drawing a floor plan of your house, making sure that each family member is aware of two ...
Whether it’s a simple backyard affair, a big blaze on the beach, or a necessity to cook food while you’re camping, nothing can be more enjoyable than time spent around a campfire. No matter where you’re lighting it, the most important thing is to do so safely. Flammable liquids should never be ...
There’s usually a lot more vehicle traffic on the road in the summer time, especially over long weekends. Here are some things to think about to keep you and your vehicle safe. First of all, have your vehicle inspected annually by a trained technician. But don’t wait for that person to tell you if ...
Well, it’s just about that time of year again – time to dust off your bar b que, wheel it outside and get it cleaned up and ready for the outdoor cooking season. When you’re deciding where to put your bar b que, make sure it’s well away from siding, railings and out from under eaves and branches.

Try ...
Each year forest fires destroy countless acres of forests, kill wildlife, threaten people’s lives and destroy homes and property. And many of these fires are a result of human carelessness. Firefighters encourage us not to burn anything outdoors unless we check with our local fire department first. ...
Gasoline and propane are two very common contributors to many fires, but there’s a lot we can do to reduce the risk when we’re handling them. When you’re at the service station, turn off your vehicle’s engine when you’re fueling up and don’t smoke or light matches. Also avoid using electronic ...
Whether it’s a simple backyard affair, a big blaze on the beach, or a necessity to cook food while you’re camping, nothing can be more enjoyable than time spent around a campfire. No matter where you’re lighting it, the most important thing is to do so safely. Flammable liquids should never be ...
Ahhh – the lure of the great outdoors…the weather is warmer, we wheel out bar b ques, head out for a hike, do some yard work or maybe go to the cabin for the weekend. Whatever you’re doing this summer, do it with fire safety in mind.

Let’s talk about outdoor burning first. Check with your local ...
Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home or office? If you do, great! If not, this may help you decide what kind is best to buy for what type of space. But the question is do you know not just how to use it – how to but use it properly?

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property ...
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