12 Days of Fire Safety

Here is the 12 Days of Fire Safety from the Municipal Affairs and Environment.

Celebrating during the holidays is filled with fun for children and youth, fire safety should be top-of-mind when attending festive activities.

Here are some precautions to help protect children and youth when preparing to host and attend holiday events:

• Never leave children unsupervised around a fireplace, wood stove, candles or space heaters;
• Ensure your smoke alarms are working properly;
• Never allow children to play with matches, lighters, or candles;
• Practice fire drills in your home. Be sure everyone knows two ways out and windows and doors open easily;
• Teach children to dial 911 in case of a fire or emergency; and
• Prepare a checklist of important items to discuss with your babysitter before heading out.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment wishes all residents a safe and happy holiday season.