Ministry of the
Solicitor General


Holiday Fire Safety Tweets

Your risk of having a fire can increase dramatically over the holidays. Prevent home fires #firesafe4theholidays

Careless cooking is the #1 cause of home fires. Prevent cooking fires #firesafe4theholidays

If a pot catches fire, slide lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Don’t move burning pot #firesafe4theholidays

Alcohol and fire don’t mix. Many fire deaths are caused by people attempting to cook or smoke while drinking #firesafe4theholidays

Alcohol and fire don’t mix. Make sure cigarettes are out and stove is off before going to bed. #firesafe4theholidays

Alcohol and fire don’t mix. Check furniture for cigarettes between the cushions. #firesafe4theholidays

Candles cause home fires. Place candles in a sturdy holder and make sure flame is covered by a glass shade. #firesafe4theholidays

Keep festive candles out of reach of children and pets and away from anything that can burn. #firesafe4theholidays

Inspect decorative lights before using them. Frayed or worn wiring? Replace lights #firesafe4theholidays

Follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for correct use of decorative lights. #firesafe4theholidays

Christmas trees drink up to 4 litres of water per day. Water daily.  #firesafe4theholidays

Place Christmas tree away from all sources of heat. Lit candles should never be placed on or near the tree. #firesafe4theholidays

Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside sleeping areas. #firesafe4theholidays

Test CO alarms every month by pressing the test button. Replace batteries every year. #firesafe4theholidays

You are responsible for your family’s safety. Develop a home fire escape plan #firesafe4theholidays