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Preventing a Fire

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Do you have an evacuation plan?

Our evacuation plan is done!

In case of a fire, once the smoke detector has warned you, you have little time to evacuate. Preparing an evacuation plan and evacuation drills can save your life and the lives of loved-ones!

Did you know that…

  • Most fire-related deaths occur at night when we sleep?
  • It can take less than 3 minutes for smoke to engulf your home?
  • Smoke is responsible for 80% of fire-related deaths?
  • The only way to be warned in time is through a smoke detector that is operational at all times?

Prepare an evacuation plan

  • Indicate all possible exit paths, at least two per room.
  • Remember that the main entrance, the one that you use every day, might not be accessible because of the fire and smoke. Anticipate an alternate exit.
  • Designate a meeting point, ideally in front of the house, and make sure that all family members know where to meet.

Put your plan into practice regularly

  • Plan an evacuation drill at least once a year.
  • Take advantage of this exercise to modify your plan as needed.
  • Time the exercise! Try to improve your evacuation time at each evacuation drill.

Acting like a well-informed citizen, through prevention!

Prevention tips to act like a well-informed citizen

Here are some fire prevention tips to act like a well-informed citizen.

Children and fire prevention

The goal of the Flash Junior and Flash newsletters is to educate children aged 3 to 8 about fire prevention.

They are distributed directly in daycare centres and elementary schools. Talk about it with your children’s educators and teachers!

For more information, see the fire prevention education material for children.

Dernière mise à jour : 26 octobre 2012