The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them. There are quite a few great resources online to help educate yourself and your family in the ways of fire safety and prevention. So instead of curating our own library of information we have provided links below to other great websites that have fantastic information.
It’s often understated how important it is to make sure that the public stays up to date on fire education. Product manufacturing and construction techniques have changed drastically over the last 30 years. With the over abundance of synthetic materials in our every day items having increased the fire load and rate of burning drastically, we need to stay vigilant. In construction, we have seen the implementation of light weight construction to save on cost and reduce mass. This has lead to decreased stability when under fire conditions and has made early detection and evacuation ever more important.
Things Have Changed
Please check out this video comparison of modern day materials and products from 30 years ago burning in a controlled experiment, it’s eye opening. Go to the websites below, brush up on your fire prevention knowledge and stay safe. No fires are good fires so practice fire safety and prevention techniques everywhere.
The Fire Facts website has something for parents, teachers and kids. You’ll find great information about fire safety and prevention for all ages.
Canadian versions of NFPA’s public education resources and materials include metric measurements, Canadian spellings, Canadian data.
Windsor Fire and Rescue has a great fire prevention section. You can download fire safety plan templates, smoke alarm maintenance checklists or view important Ontario Fire Code information.