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Welland Fire and Emergency Services is dedicated to continuously educating residents with information to help keep them safe!
What's the risk in October?
  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in October
  • Average of 38 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources:
    • Cooking
    • Heating equipment
    • Electrical distribution equipment

*2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

October’s Fire Safety Concerns
  • Heating equipment
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cooking


Plan Your Escape:
Fire Prevention Week: October 7 - 13, 2018
  • Look – Identify potential fire hazards or places around your home where fires could start and take steps to eliminate those hazards: That’s Prevention!
  • Listen – Make sure you have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. Test them monthly to ensure they are working and install new batteries at least once a year or when the low battery warning sounds. Make sure everyone in the household can hear the alarms when they sound: That’s Detection!
  • Learn – Make sure you develop and practice a home fire escape plan that includes two ways out of every room, if possible, and a meeting place outside. Practice your plan to make sure everyone learns what to do in the event of a fire: That’s Escape!
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: November 1 - 7, 2018