VIDEOS: Toronto Fire Issues Holiday Safety Tips
Toronto Fire has launched its second annual "12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety" campaign providing the public with tips on how to prevent a fire from happening in your home over the holidays.
Some tips include:
Water fresh trees daily.
Check all sets of lights before decorating. If they are frayed or damaged get rid of them.
Make sure you have working smoke alarms. Remember they wear out so replace them every 10 years.
Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms. Replace every 7-10 years depending on manufacturer.
Make sure to have a fire exit plan.
Use extension cords wisely.
Give space heaters space. Keep at least one meter away from anything flammable.
Blow out candles when you leave.
Keep matches/lighters out of reach of children.
Watch what your heat! Don't leave food on the stove unattended.
Smoke outside. Careless smoking is leading cause of fatal fires.
Drink responsibly when cooking or smoking. Keep an eye on smokers who appear to be intoxicated. Same goes for those drinking and cooking.
For more tips visit safeathome.ca