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12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety starts today

Posted in the Announcements page on 12/10/2014 09:39:56 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Home Fire Simulation on YouTube Shows Right and Wrong Way to Set up Your Home for the Holidays

‘Tis the Season to be Careful as we approach peak holiday season, due to the increased risk of fire fatalities across Ontario.  The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council invites all Ontario residents to join in the ‘12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety’. 

To help keep families safe over the holidays, the campaign features 12 updated life-saving tips, one for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

Upwards of 300 fire departments participate in the province-wide effort, which this year adds to its public safety campaign a dramatic new YouTube video showing the right and the wrong way to equip your home for the holidays.  

3 Minutes of Holiday Havoc

Fire Chief Scott Alexander says “Escape time can be cut short even more during the holidays due to more items being placed in the home that could catch fire, like holiday decorations. It’s also important
to test your smoke alarms monthly to ensure they work, and to develop and practice a home escape plan with all family members. Be fire aware, and follow the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety tips. They could save your life.”

Visit our '12 Days of Holiday Safety' Page to see the full list of safety tips for the holidays. Or view the attached PDF "Holiday Safety"

Follow us on Twitter @EastZorraTav or Facebook to get your daily Holiday Fire Safety Tip. 

For more information 

Scott Alexander, Fire Chief

519-462-2697 Ext. 229