It's National Fire Prevention Week
The focus this week is on fire safety.
Yesterday marked the start of National Fire Prevention Week in Canada.
According to insurance company, Allstate, there was a 62% uptick in the number of cooking-or smoking-related fire claims compared to last year, particularly as more of us started working from home.
In fact, during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, Allstate reported a 333% increase in residential fires related to cooking or smoking.
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is reminding us to never leave cooking un-attended, keep anything that can burn, like oven mitts, away from the stove, keep a large pot lid close by to smother a potential fire, keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen area and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every floor of your home.
This week, Chrissy Sadowski speaks with Trevor Harris about being in the same family bubble but making different choices for kids, beyond school.
Imagine how horrible it is in normal times to not have a home or know where your next meal is coming from or whether you can buy clothes for your kids. Now imagine what it will be like this winter for our most vulnerable populations. This week on Life Unscripted Janice Arnoldi talks to Nancy Garner, Executive Director of Quest Community Health Centre about the dire situation winter will bring.