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April is Child Fire Safety Month

Teach Children to Be Fire Safe

This month, the Office of the Fire Commissioner is encouraging you to teach your children fire safety.

  1. Develop a home fire escape plan

    • Plan two ways out of every room
    • Plan a safe way to the ground from a second storey or higher.
    • Make sure your family knows your meeting place outside your home.
    • Teach children not to hide when they hear the smoke alarm, but to start the escape plan.
    • Remind children never to go back inside until a parent or firefighter says it's "SAFE".
  2. Conduct a home fire drill

    • Practise your plan your plan by having home fire drill at least twice a year.
    • Children must practise using both exits.
    • If the room is filled with smoke, teach children to crawl to the nearest exit.
  3. Teach your children not to play with matches and lighters

    • Teach children to tell a grown-up when they find matches and lighters.
    • Keep matches, lighters and other smoking materials high on a shelf or in a locked cupboard.
    • Teach children that matches and lighters are not toys, but for adult use.

Child Fire Safety Poster

The Office of the Fire Commissioner has developed an 11"x17" snow safety poster for use by community groups and fire departments. Please help spread the message about snow safety this winter.

Social Media Graphic

Please help the Office of the Fire Commissioner by sharing information about snow safety on social media.

  • Date modified: 2018-04-11