Resources for educators, guardians and parents
- NFPA's Sparky School House (resources to help teach kids about fire safety)
- Kid-free zones at home (lesson plan and activities)
- Stay away from hot things (lesson plan and activities)
- Make a home fire escape plan (printable activity sheet)
Your best defence against a fire in your home is to be prepared.
Reduce your risk by following the home fire safety checklist and these tips:
- Keep up-to-date fire extinguishers near your kitchen stove, barbeque, fireplace or woodstove. Watch this video to learn how to use a home fire extinguisher.
- Install and maintain your home heating appliances correctly. Use a licensed technician for installation and maintenance.
- Keep heat sources away from flammable material. For example, don’t use a space heater within 1 metre/3 feet of furniture, bedding or curtains. Don’t stack papers near your stove.
- Get your children involved in home safety too. Download kid-friendly checklists and fun activities for home and kitchen safety.
- Ensure you install and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide alarms - it's the law!
- Make sure everyone in your home knows to call 911 in an emergency (or 867-667-5555 on a satellite phone).
- Make a plan to evacuate your home safely.