This holiday season, Toronto Fire Services wants you to remember…
The Twelve Days of Holiday Fire Safety
Day 1 Water fresh trees daily.
Day 2 Check all sets of lighting before decorating.
Day 3 Make sure you have working smoke alarms. Remember they wear out, so replace them every 10 years.
Day 4 Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms. Remember they wear out, too, so replace them every 7-10 years.
Day 5 Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely if a fire occurs. Practise a fire escape plan.
Day 6 Use electrical extension cords wisely. Make sure they never go under a rug.
Day 7 Give space heaters space. Keep them one metre away from anything that can burn.
Day 8 When you go out, blow out! Blow out all candles before leaving a room or going to bed.
Day 9 Keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.
Day 10 Watch what you heat! Stay alert when cooking.
Day 11 Encourage smokers to smoke outside.
Day 12 There is more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home. Alcohol is a common factor in many fatal fires.