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Fire Safety at Home 

Fire safety begins with you. Protect what you value most.

Learn about smoke alarms, CO alarms, home escape planning, and fire extinguisher safety to keep you and your family safe.

Visit our Fire Safety at Home page

Book a Fire Safety Presentation

To book a public education fire and life safety presentation, complete the Community Education and Prevention Request Form.

Fire Risks and Safety Hazards

There are many potential fire and safety hazards within your own home that you may not be aware of. Learn how you can keep your loved ones safe from everyday dangers.

Visit the Community Risk Assessment page to learn about the leading causes of fire in your neighbourhood.

Barn on Fire with Horses running
Barn Safety
Barn fires destroy buildings, livestock, vehicles, and equipment and often cripple farming families.
Lit candle on desk
Candle Safety
A candle is an open flame and a fire hazard if not carefully monitored.
Car on Fire
Car Fire Safety

Vehicles can catch fire for many reasons. If you see or smell smoke, get out immediately and call 9-1-1.

Chimney on Fire
Chimney Safety

Chimney fires are common during the winter months and often result from improper care and maintenance.

Door closed to stop fire
Close Your Door Tight, Before You Say Goodnight

Fire moves fast and a closed door can be a barrier against smoke, flames, and carbon monoxide.

Food frying in pan on gas stove
Cooking and BBQ Safety
More fires begin in the kitchen than in any other room in the home and residential cooking is one of the leading causes of fire-related deaths.
Hand cleaning lint out of the dryer catch vent
Clothes Dryer Safety
Did you know the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.
White power bar on floor
Electrical Safety
Electrical fires are one of the top three cause of fires in East Gwillimbury.
Fireworks exploding in dark sky
Firework Safety
Understand the associated risks of fireworks including devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death.
Portable heater on floor in open room
Heating Safety
Heating equipment, including electric and fuel-burning space heaters, indoor fireplaces and portable heaters, are one of the leading causes of fire and home deaths.
Christmas Tree on Fire
Holiday Safety

Holidays can be hectic, trying to get everything ready. A simple careless mistake could put a damper on your festivities.

Kid firefighter
Kids Corner
Children are most at risk when disasters occur. Children under five are twice as likely to not make it out of home fires.
Different Types of Lithium Batteries
Lithium Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in many of our everyday devices. These devices can become extremely dangerous. 

Backyard camp fire wood fire flames
Open Air Burning Safety
Open air burning includes bonfires, fire pits, sky lanterns and the use of various types of outdoor fireplaces, including gas, electric and wood burning.
Dog wearing fire gear
Pet Safety
Don’t forget about your furry family members when it comes to fire safety. They are just as likely to start a fire. About 750 fires a year are caused by pets.
Hands holding cigarettes and eCigarette
Smoking Safety
Smoking materials are the number one cause of fatal fires in Ontario.
Thin Ice Sign
Thin Ice Safety

No ice is safe ice! Ice conditions can change in an instant. Know the dangers of ice and winter water.

Water Safety
Water Safety
Boats and watercrafts can be a great source of fun, however, there are always dangers to be aware of.