Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!

Home fires kill eight Canadians a week. While these fires represent 40 percent of all types of fires, they are responsible for 73 percent of fire deaths. Most of these deaths could be prevented by taking a few precautions.

Follow these tips from Fire Prevention Canada to help protect you and your family from home fires.

Every month

Twice a year

Every two years

Every 10 years

If the smoke alarm is not working

Fire safety also depends on every member of the household knowing what to do and on having an escape plan. If you do not have an emergency plan, take a few minutes to create one today.

These tips have been brought to you by Public Safety Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, with information provided by Fire Prevention Canada.

To learn more about how to prepare for a range of emergencies, visit GetPrepared.ca, or follow us on Twitter @Get_Prepared.

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