Fire Safety at Home smoke alarm on ceiling

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

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 every day dangers.

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

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Electrical Safety
Electrical fires are on of the top three cause of fires in East Gwillimbury.
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Smoking Safety
Smoking materials are the number one cause of fatal fires in Ontario.
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Candle Safety
A candle is an open flame and a fire hazard if not carefully monitored.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Clothes Dryer Safety
Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine, but did you know the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.
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Firework Safety
Understand the associated risks of fireworks including devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death.