December is traditionally one of the months of the year with the highest incidence of fatal fires.
’Tis the season to be careful! Take part in Ontario’s 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety campaign and help make the Fire Marshal’s holiday wish come true and make this the most fire-safe December ever.
While fire can happen anywhere at any time, it most often strikes when people let down their guard – distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. In an instant a family’s holiday celebration can turn tragic.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the new YouTube video - 3 Minutes of Holiday Havoc. Please share it with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
It provides a quick and compelling demonstration of the right and wrong way to equip your home for the holidays.
The 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety campaign features 12 vital tips that protect against seasonal risks. This includes, for example, installing and replacing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, developing and practising a home fire escape plan, and using flameless candles.
Download and learn all of the 12 tips by visiting www.safeathome.ca/12days.
Have a fire and CO safe holiday.
Acting Fire Chief
Stratford Fire Department