Keep yourself and your homes safe with easy fire prevention steps
Taking easy fire prevention measures at home can help save lives, homes and personal property.
After a particularly dry summer, with recent fires and in preparation for Hurricane Teddy, Islanders are reminded to take fire prevention measures to keep themselves and their homes safe.
“A fire can start from a single ember. We all can do our part to keep ourselves and our homes safe by taking simple steps,” said David Rossiter, PEI Fire Marshal. “With Teddy arriving this week, it’s a good reminder for us all to check our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. It will be especially important to practice safe generator use and to be extra careful with candles and cooking appliances if we experience any power outages.”
Easy fire measures can include:
- Regularly changing batteries for all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Practicing home fire drills with all household members.
- Keeping anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment.
- Never leaving any cooking appliance unattended.
- Keeping matches and lighters out of reach and out of sight of children.
- Properly disposing of any ignition source materials
- Having any heating equipment or generators installed by professionals and scheduling regular maintenance.
Department of Justice and Public Safety