A leading cause of dryer fires in homes is the lack of dryer maintenance.
Carbon monoxide (CO) has been called the "silent killer". CO is a colourless, tasteless and odourless gas. Because of this, many people never know that they have been poisoned. It is estimated that 1,500 people are killed each year in North America and many more are injured with tragic disabilities, making CO the leading cause of accidental poisoning in North America.
A Smart Choice Every year, more than 400 Canadians die in fires in their own homes. In only three minutes, a room can become engulfed in flames. Those at highest risk are the very young and older adults who may have difficulty making a quick escape.
Having a visible address on your house is critical for emergency services to be able to find you as quickly as possible. We encourage you to learn more about municipal house addressing to ensure the safety of you and your family. It is necessary for the safety and welfare of its citizens to have all occupied buildings in the Town display a municipal address number for prompt identification by emergency service personnel.
Survive a Fire in Your Home... Plan Your Escape Today! Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning - a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.