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  • Donate Now Form | Fire Prevention Canada
    characters in the image Site Links Home About Us Board Staff Fire Prevention Fact Sheets FPC Archives Kids Zone FAQ Sponsors Partners Media E Mail Us Sponsors Partners Click on a sponsor s title to visit their website Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Mary Lambert Productions Levitt Safety Melaleuca Rona Home Garden Kidde Canada Duracell Quick Contact FIRE PREVENTION CANADA P O BOX 37009 3332 MCCARTY ROAD OTTAWA ON

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  • CANDLE FACTS | Fire Prevention Canada
    close to burnable objects Candles knocked over by children pets or sudden drafts SAFETY TIPS Extinguish candles when leaving the room or going to sleep Keep lit candles away from items that can catch fire such as toys clothing books curtains Christmas trees and paper decorations Place candles in sturdy burn resistant containers that won t tip over and are big enough to collect dripping wax Don t place lit candles near windows where blinds or curtains may close or blow over them Don t use candles in high traffic areas where children or pets could knock them over Never let candles burn out completely Extinguish them when they get to within two inches of the holder or decorative material Never leave children or pets alone in a room with lit candles Do not allow older children to light candles in their bedrooms A forgotten candle or an accident is all it takes to start a fire During power outages exercise caution when using candles as a light source Many destructive fires start when potential fire hazards go unnoticed in the dark Never use a candle for light when fuelling equipment such as a camp fuel heater or lantern Keep candle wicks short at all times Trim the wick to one quarter inch 6 4 mm Be wary of buying novelty candles Avoid candles surrounded by flammable paint paper dried flowers or breakable meltable containers Extinguish taper and pillar candles when they burn to within two inches of the holder and container candles before the last half inch of wax begins to melt It is best to use flameless candles to eliminate potential fire hazards Use extreme caution when carrying a lit candle holding it well away from your clothes and any combustibles that may be along your path The

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  • BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO FIRE SAFETY | Fire Prevention Canada
    at least two ways out of each room Plan how you and the children will escape safely Decide on an outside meeting place Ask for a demonstration of the smoke alarm GUIDE TO FIRE SAFETY The best way to keep fire safe is to be watchful of the children in your charge Never leave children unsupervised Check on sleeping children regularly Keep matches and lighters out of their reach Do not light candles while babysitting Don t smoke on the job Keep children away from the stove hot liquids electric lamps and space heaters Keep space heaters at least 1 metre 40 inches from drapes furniture and bedding Cook safely and only if you have permission Turn pot handles in to avoid children knocking them over or pulling them down Smother a pan fire with a lid Never use water Make sure you know what cooking materials can be used for the microwave BURN PREVENTION Always test hot foods and liquids before feeding FIRE SAFETY WHAT TO DO BECAUSE FIRE SPREADS FAST DON T DELAY If your clothes catch fire STOP DROP ROLL on the floor to smother the flames Cool minor burns with cold water If your skin is blistered charred or dead white get emergency help immediately When you see flames smell smoke or hear the smoke alarm get everybody out of the house Feel the door first If it is hot and or there is smoke do not open find and use another exit Crawl low under smoke the air near the floor is safer to breathe If you cannot escape close the door and seal around it with cloth to prevent smoke from entering the room Always use the stairs and never the elevators Designate a meeting place a safe distance from the house and make

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  • BURNS- THE NEED FOR CAUTION | Fire Prevention Canada
    hot stove element BURNS FROM HOT LIQUIDS When bathing children always turn cold water on first before the hot Test the water temperature before allowing your child to get into the bathtub or shower Consider adjusting your hot water heater to a maximum temperature of 49 C or 120 F Children should not play with a hot water tap Teach them to turn the cold water on first Avoid carrying or holding children while you are drinking a hot beverage BURNS FROM HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES Turn pot handles towards the centre of the stove Keep cords for electrical appliances such as deep fryers kettles steam irons and toasters out of the reach of children Supervise children near lamps with accessible hot light bulbs Store items that interest children such as cookies away from the immediate area around the kitchen stove Keep children away from stationary and portable heaters LIGHTERS AND MATCHES Every year hundreds of fires are started by children playing with lighters or matches Many of these fires are caused by children under the age of five Children as young as 18 months have caused fires by operating lighters Disposable lighters sold by retailers must be child resistant but remember child resistant does not mean childproof Store lighters out of sight and out of the reach of children and do not remove the child safety devices from the lighter Remember to Teach children that lighters and matches are not toys Instruct young children to tell an adult if they find lighters or matches Set a good example always use lighters and matches responsibly Install and maintain smoke alarms Supervise your children as they play Site Links Home About Us Board Staff Fire Prevention Fact Sheets FPC Archives Kids Zone FAQ Sponsors Partners Media E Mail Us Sponsors Partners Click on

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  • Cooking Precautions | Fire Prevention Canada
    pot or pan away from the stove The movement can fan the flames and so spread the fire The pan will also likely be very hot causing you to drop it In either case you are placing yourself at great risk Your immediate action should be to smother the fire by sliding a lid or flat cookie sheet over the pan Afterwards turn off the heat and exhaust the fan allowing the pan time to cool Most importantly react fast because grease fires spread very quickly OVEN COOKING Keep your oven clean Grease and food splatters can ignite at high temperatures Ensure that you wear oven mitts when removing cooking containers to avoid serious burns Follow the cooking instructions for the recipe and the product you are using Broiling is a popular method of cooking When you use your broiler place the rack 5 to 8 cm two to three inches from the broiler element Always place a drip pan beneath the broiler rack to catch the fat drippings Never use aluminium foil for this purpose because the fat accumulated on the foil could catch fire or spill over MICROWAVE COOKING Microwave ovens are a marvellous time saving tool but there are three characteristics of microwave cooking you should be cognisant of Foods like those in high fat or sugar can heat very rapidly but feel cool to the touch Pastry fillings can be very hot but the crust cooler Milk in baby bottles could be boiling but the bottle itself not very hot to the touch Use caution at all times The heat is reflected by the metal interior Heat can pass through glass plastic and other materials Heat is absorbed by the food Do not use tin foil or any other metal objects in the microwave If a

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  • Danger! Gasoline | Fire Prevention Canada
    be taken even though these containers are designed to prevent spillage Minor gasoline spills should be cleaned up immediately Anyone using or storing gasoline should keep an appropriate Class B fire extinguisher nearby since it is designed to extinguish gasoline or other flammable liquid fires NEVER store gasoline in basements pits or other confined areas Gasoline must be stored in areas that are well ventilated free from ignition sources and in areas permitted by the National Fire Code of Canada NEVER store or transport gasoline in glass in metal cans with plastic parts or in plastic containers which have not been approved for these uses NEVER smoke while you are handling gasoline or other flammable liquids NEVER use gasoline to start your barbecue or as a cleaner or solvent In case of major spills Get out and stay out Clear people from the area immediately Open exterior doors and windows to ventilate the area Call the fire department from a neighbour s phone Do not operate light switches electrical appliances or any other source of sparks Don t light matches or lighters and extinguish cigarettes immediately Do not re enter the area until the hazard has been eliminated Call your

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  • Fire Escape Plan | Fire Prevention Canada
    10 years In order to be able to react quickly to fire draw a floor plan of your home showing all possible exits from each room Where possible plan two exits a main route and an alternate route from each room Since the majority of fire deaths occur while you are sleeping you should practice your plan at night as well getting down on your hands and knees with a flashlight while crawling to safety Heavy smoke impairs breathing which is why staying close to the floor increases chances of escape Heat and smoke rise the air is more breathable and cooler close to the floor Make certain that everyone understands that if they hear the smoke alarm or someone shouting FIRE they should immediately evacuate the home Designate a meeting place outside your home in the event of a fire Small children unable to escape should be taught to open their windows and wave an article of clothing to attract attention Instruct them to wait at the window until someone comes and to never hide from the fire in places like under a bed or in a closet Discuss with a fire department official whether an escape ladder would be appropriate to install Sleep with doors closed If children are frightened parents can close doors after the children fall asleep and use a room monitor to hear them during the night If awakened by a smoke alarm or a fire instruct family members to feel the door for heat and check air at the bottom If you don t smell smoke and the air is cool kneel and open the door slowly turning your face away from the opening If smoke is present or the door is hot use another exit Purchase an A B C fire extinguisher whose

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  • Farm Safety | Fire Prevention Canada
    only 15 amp fuses unless otherwise specified Remove wiring and lighting from wet areas Inspect and maintain fire extinguishers regularly MACHINERY EQUIPMENT KEEP IT CLEAN SAFE AND INSPECTED Before installing heating equipment check product certification and insurance requirements Ensure that the pump is on a separate electrical circuit and located away from other buildings to safeguard the pressure of the water supply for fire fighters Refuel equipment and internal combustion engines outside but never while running and only once cool Ensure that crop dryers are equipped with adequate controls enabling them to shut off blowers or dampers when temperatures become too high in the heat transfer chamber Never use home made dryers IMPORTANT REMINDERS Designate safe smoking areas away from barns crops stores or flammable materials Before burning check regulations with your local authority Burn rubbish in an incinerator equipped with a spark arrestor and never in a high wind Keep a pail of water nearby Never carry out field burning Do not use fumigants near an open flame or electric equipment Clean up Remove all trash from the property Repaint weathered surfaces and remove rotting wood and fencing SAFE STORAGE SPONTANEOUS IGNITION OF CROPS CAUSES FIRES BEFORE STORING Provide proper ventilation Ensure crops hay alfafa clover soybean hays are well dried and properly cured Make sure wet grains are below the safe moisture content before storage Check for spontaneous heating hazards regularly e g manure pile Repair leaking roofs and openings to protect stored crops against wetness DURING STORAGE Inspect daily for signs of steaming irritating odours wet areas and flues in the hay for several weeks Have fire fighting equipment immediately accessible Petroleum products should be stored above ground at least 12 metres 40 feet from any other building in a tank on non combustible support In all

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