Seasonal Safety Tips

Reading these simple tips and safety information can make a difference in reducing the risk of fires and injuries.

Winter Fire Safety

Space Heater Safety

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Read this handout for safety tips.

Electrical Safety

Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. These are second nature for most of us. Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind. Read this handout for safety tips.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. Read this handout for safety tips.

Candle Safety

Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Read this handout for safety tips.

Cooking Safety

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity, and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? Read this handout for safety tips.

WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES!
ENSURE THERE IS ONE ON EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR HOME.

Fire Prevention Division
1300 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7S4
604-927-6433
firerescue@coquitlam.ca