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Home Fire Safety Program

News About The 2019 Program

This year's Home Fire Safety Program will begin in the neighbourhood of Dickinsfield on June 1. Watch for RES personnel going door to door in these neighbourhoods, helping residents to keep their homes safe from fire and carbon monoxide hazards.

The Home Fire Safety Program is a comprehensive safety checklist lead by the Fire Prevention Branch to educate residents living in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) of potential fire risks within their homes. The program identifies fire and injury hazards in the home, as well as offers a free installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in homes without them, or to replace those that do not work or are outdated.

Since 2012, the program has provided 1,217 home inspections, and installed 1,429 smoke alarms and 498 carbon monoxide alarms, free of charge.

How is the Program Offered?

Regional Emergency Services (RES) personnel will conduct each home safety check as a door to door service. In order for the home safety check to occur, the homeowners or tenants must be present and sign a consent waiver. RES personnel will follow an inspection checklist and identify any hazards that may exist.

What will be inspected for the Home Fire Safety Program?

Two members of RES will inspect to ensure that your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are not expired, and are in proper working condition. If your home has fire extinguishers, the officers will give recommendations on placement and maintenance of the extinguisher. If your residence does have children, our officers can work with your family to develop a home escape plan.

Within the pamphlets that are given with the Home Fire Safety Program, there is a personal home safety checklist to test your family's ability to quickly react to an emergency situation. This question and answer feature enables your family to learn how to become better prepared should an emergency situation occur.


For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Branch at 780-743-7000.

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