Toronto Fire Services

Safety & Fire Prevention

More fires begin in the kitchen than any other room in the home. In fact, residential cooking is one of the leading causes of fire-related deaths.

By using working smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and by having a home fire escape plan, Toronto Fire Services wants to help keep residents safe from death or injury.

Fire Prevention Events

Join Us for Fire Prevention Events

Toronto Fire Services hosts events throughout the year that promote fire and life safety education. These events provide an opportunity for families, individuals and people of all ages to learn about fire and life safety with the help and support of Toronto Fire Services personnel.

Fire Safety Equipment

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Smoke alarms

A working smoke alarm in the home gives you early warning of a fire.

Home Fire Safety

Babysitters

Your babysitter's first priority should be your children's safety. Entrusting your children to the care of a babysitter is a major responsibility.

Children

Children don't understand the danger of playing with matches and lighters. Learn how to help them understand and what to do if their clothes catch on fire.

Older Adults

Check your home for fire hazards. Know exactly what to do and where to go if there is a fire. Prepare by learning how to avoid injuries when cooking or smoking.

Physically Challenged

Knowing what to do in case of fire may save your life. Talk to family, friends, neighbours, and building supervisory staff about your special needs in an emergency.

Apartment and Office Fire Safety

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High Rise Buildings

Learn where to go and what to do if a fire occurred in your apartment or condominium.

Kitchen and BBQ Fire Safety

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Kitchen fire safety

The majority of kitchen fires begin with cooking equipment. The top sources include stoves and microwave ovens.

Barbeque

BBQ safety

Cooking out on your gas BBQ is an outdoor pleasure. Take a moment to inspect your grill to ensure your safety.

Holiday and Celebration Fire Safety

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Holiday Safety

Many tragic residential fires happen during the holidays each year; most can be prevented. To make it a happy holiday, follow these important fire safety tips.