12 Days of Holiday Safety

Please take a moment to look over the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety tips.  Then enter below to win one of 12 prizes packs, with all packs including a CO2 Detector and other holiday safety prizes.

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety 

  1. Water Fresh Trees daily.  Keep the base of the trunk in water at all times.  And please keep your tree away from any ignition source.
  2. Check all lights before decorating.  Before you put up lights, check the cords closely.  Discard any sets that are damaged and never connect LED to conventional lights.
  3. Make sure smoke alarms work and please replace any over 10 years old. It’s the law to have working smoke alarms on every story and  outside all sleeping areas.
  4. Protect Your family with Carbon Monoxide alarms.  It’s The Law in Ontario.  If your home has an attached garage, wood or gas fireplace, or other fuel burning device, you must have a working CO alarm outside every sleeping area.
  5. Make sure Everyone knows how to get out safely.  Develop and [practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your family, nad once outside, stay outside and call 911.
  6. Use Extension cords wisely.  Avoid overloading circuits with plugs and extension cords, as this can creating overheating and result in a fire.
  7. Give Space Heaters Space.  Keep them at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn such as curtains, upholstery and holiday decorations.
  8. Go Flameless.  Avoid using real candles, if you use real candles, keep them safely away from children, pets and anything that can burn.
  9. Keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.  Matches and lighters can be deadly in the hands of children.
  10. Watch What You Heat.  Always stay in the kitchen to watch what you are cooking.  If a pot catches fire, carefully slide a lid on top of it to smother the flame and then turn of the heat.
  11. Encourage Smokers to smoke outside.  Careless smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires.  Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.
  12. There’s more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home.  Keep a close eye on anyone trying to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol.  Alcohol is often a common factor in many fatal fires.

Please note:  One winner per week day from December 6th - December 21st 2018 (12 total).  Winner will be called.