Holiday Season: Here’s How to Avoid a Fire

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Holiday Season: Here’s How to Avoid a Fire

Light your tree or add lots of candles to your home, the Christmas spirit makes you want to create a certain atmosphere in your home, but can be conducive to fires.

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Here are some tips from the Montreal Fire Safety Service (SIM) to prevent your evening from getting out of hand.

Christmas tree (artificial and natural)

• Install your Christmas tree far from heat sources (electric baseboard heaters, additional heating, fireplace, etc.);

• Turn off your Christmas tree lights before going to bed and when you leave the house;

• Cut the base of your natural tree by about a centimeter before placing it in a container filled with water;

• Maintain a good water level at the base of your natural tree at all times to prevent it from drying out;

• Store your natural tree outside and in the shade after the holiday season to prevent it from drying out until it is picked up during collection;

• Keep the dried tree away from the building, balcony, emergency exit or combustible materials.

Candles and lights
  • Turn off the lights in your indoor and outdoor decorations before going to bed and when you leave the house;
  • Place candles out of reach of children or animals;
  • Protect candle flames with a non-combustible container;
  • Extinguish all candles and lights before leaving a room or going to bed;
  • Use an approved extension cord equipped with an overcurrent protection system;
  • Choose battery-operated candles and LED light displays;
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources such as light bulbs, string lights and heaters etc. ;
  • Do not place open flame candles in Christmas trees.
Kitchen
  • Use a timer so you don’t forget your cooked dishes on or in the stove and cooking appliances;
  • Monitor the stove or cooking appliances at all times when preparing meals;
  • Be sure to turn off the stove or cooking appliances when you leave the house;
  • Make sure you always have a working fire extinguisher on hand.
The use of technological tools (lithium-ion battery/cell)
  • Check the device battery for damage. When the time comes to replace the battery, store old batteries in non-combustible containers away from heat;
  • Use a charger model that complies with Canadian electrical safety standards and is approved for the device;
  • Protect the battery from potential heat sources for extended periods and avoid contact with water;
  • Stay present at home when recharging a device and respect the maximum time provided for recharging;
  • Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Smoke detector
  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on each floor, including the basement;
  • The SIM strongly recommends the installation of smoke alarms in bedrooms and especially when sleeping with the door closed.

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