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 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.

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BBQ safety

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

Clothes Dryer Fire Safety and Maintenance

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Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

Lack of clothes dryer maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires. Follow these tips sheets and videos to ensure your dryer does not become a fire hazard.

Holiday, Seasonal, Religious, and Cultural Fire Safety

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Fireworks Safety

Take the time to plan, prepare, protect and prevent: plan and prepare for a safe fireworks display.

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Shabbat Fire Safety

The Shabbat (Sabbath) Fire Safety tips sheet includes messages on smoke alarms, escape planning and the warming of food. Particular attention is given to candles and how to use them safely during Shabbat.

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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.

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Open Air Burning

Now that we're into the summer month's, the public is reminded that open air burning is not permitted within the City of Toronto unless approved by the Fire Prevention Division.