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  • Winter Safety | Fire Prevention Canada
    precautions Open the damper before lighting the fire and keep it open until the ashes are cool enough to touch Ensure the fire is completely out before going to bed or leaving the house Do not store combustible materials such as paper or wood too close to the fireplace Use a screen in front of the fireplace opening to protect children and to prevent embers from escaping and igniting carpets etc Never leave children alone near a fireplace Use dry well seasoned wood in small amounts Have chimneys cleaned and serviced at regular intervals by a professional Never overload your fireplace Never use charcoal starter fluids gasoline or any flammable substance to start fires When using artificial logs burn only one at a time and follow instructions on the wrapping Always place the ashes in a metal container and take them outside the house THE WINTER SEASON AND CARBON MONOXIDE It is important to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home However carbon monoxide detectors do not replace the need for prevention through yearly maintenance and inspection of heating systems and appliances Smoke inhalation from fires is the most common form of carbon monoxide poisoning Cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust are the most common sources of regular carbon monoxide exposure There must be an adequate supply of air for complete burning or combustion or an excessive amount of carbon monoxide will accumulate indoors Ensure that your wood stove or fireplace is not competing for long periods of time with your clothes dryer kitchen bathroom and attic vent fans central vacuum cleaners and kitchen barbecues which exhaust air from the home and so starve the furnace or the fireplace of oxygen Proper venting of fuel burning appliances to the outside is also essential to prevent collection of carbon monoxide gas inside buildings Never insulate or try to seal up a drafty hood wind cap or exhaust vent on any natural gas appliance furnace water heater range dryer space heater or fireplace Keep all fuel burning equipment free of lint dust and trash Don t store anything close to the equipment that could restrict air circulation Do a visual inspection of the equipment to look for signs of equipment problems such as soot on a fireplace face water collecting near a burner or rusted venting If even a small doubt exists have the equipment inspected by a qualified technician Periodically check vent pipes between gas appliances and the chimney for corrosion or rust Equipment that uses natural gas should show a clear blue flame a yellow or orange flame may indicate a problem If a problem appears call a qualified technician Ensure a source of fresh air is available for an example an open window or flue when operating a wood burning fireplace THE DANGERS OF EXTENSION CORDS Extension cords are a common cause of electrical fires That is why you must be careful to use only extension cords that are rated for the power used by the device they are

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  • How We Help | Fire Prevention Canada
    donations and grants to fund its numerous programs To that end we were incorporated in 1976 as a registered charity Communications In order to effectively carry out its mission as the national voice of fire prevention and education Fire Prevention Canada Serves as a clearing house of information on fire prevention and safety issues for industry for the private sector and for all levels of government Provides current fire safety information to the public and media Organizes and coordinates the yearly national launch of Fire Prevention Week in the nation s capital and develops the yearly Fire Prevention Week Kit which can be downloaded free of charge Works with the Fire Service to promote provincial and territorial Fire Prevention Week activities Maintains lines of communication between other fire prevention and safety organizations through its Board of Directors and staff Partners with Federal Government departments to leverage funds for fire prevention programs Funding Solicits corporate government and public funding to generate and maintain its numerous fire safety programs and educational materials which are made available to the general public and to the Fire Service through this web site at no cost News Feed Follow Us Articles Current News Site Links Home

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