Fire prevention preparedness in the home. Fire prevention for the neighborhood.

Smoke Alarms: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. Smoke alarms are placed on every level and in each sleeping area. Have you tested yours in the past month? Do you need assistance in smoke alarms maintenance?

CO Detectors: Working and tested to prevent poisoning from vehicles exhaust, wood burning stoves, combustion equipment such as gas heaters, gas hot water tanks, and gas barbeques. Some smoke alarms are combination smoke/Co-alarms. Is your alarm a combination alarm? Do you need assistance?

Cooking: The leading cause of fires in the home. Stay in the kitchen when cooking and turn off the stove if you need to leave the kitchen for a short time. If you are simmering or using the oven, set the timer and check often. Do you have a valid Fire Extinguisher mounted in the kitchen? Are Fire Extinguishers for the kitchen available? Do you need assistance with placing a Fire Extinguisher, or in how to use a fire extinguisher?

Fire Prevention: Maintain your Fire Prevention Culture. Maintain an area free of trees brush and grass around your home. Wood storage 30 feet (10 meters) from home. Keep the areas around your wood stoves clear back 3 feet (1 meter). Chimneys cleaned annually. Clean stove ashes into a metal bucket. Keep baseboards clear and cooking areas clear of burnable materials. Clean dryers vent tube annually. Don’t walk past preventable risk.

Escape Planning: Develop and maintain a Home Fire Escape Plan with all members of your family.

  • Draw a map of your home with all doors and windows that can be used to get out if smoke alarm sounds.
  • Our house number is clearly visible from the street.
  • The plan includes two ways out of each room through a door or window.
  • All members of the home have walked through and identify two ways of getting out of each room.
  • All ways out of each room are clear, can be opened easily and all members of home demonstrating they can open doors and windows in escape plan.
  • We know to get low and go under smoke if needed to get to the way out.
  • A meeting place is identified outside such as a tree, light, or neighbors home.
  • We all know when the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay outside. Call 9-1-1 immediately. Alert the fire department of people or pets trapped inside.
  • We have practiced our fire escape drill. We practice twice a year.

Home Inspections: Lilwat Nation is in process of home inspections. Would you like assistance to get your home and neighborhood setup to prevent fire then ready for action if a fire was to take place?

Watch for alerts on upcoming community workshops on emergency preparedness.

For anything safety related

Troy L Bikadi, Tel: 604-894-6115 Extension 2451, Cell: 604-966-4339, email: troy.bikadi@lilwat.ca