During the winter season HRM can experience extreme conditions and significant snow fall - both of which can contribute to increased hazards in your home. To help keep you and your family safe during winter storms consider the following fire safety tips:
- Clear snow around exits - doors, stairways, fire escapes and bedroom windows.
- Keep vents and chimneys free of ice and snow to reduce the risk of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.
- When shoveling snow consider (if it is safe to do so) clearing the snow from your nearest fire hydrant so firefighters can access the hydrant should they need it for an emergency at your home.
- Have and practice a Fire Escape Plan.