Beginning at this time, Oakville hearth crews shall be visiting residents in a door-to-door marketing campaign to boost consciousness about hearth security.
The visits will assist residents discover ways to shield themselves, their households and pets from hearth hazards, together with carbon monoxide publicity. They can even present steerage on emergency residence escape planning.
This is a chance for residents to ask questions on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and hearth escape plans, mentioned Oakville hearth chief Paul Boissonneault.
The house consciousness program runs till Sept. 30 and can see hearth crews go to greater than 3,500 properties to have interaction and educate residents and distribute hearth security data in English, French and the most typical languages spoken in Oakville — Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu and Portuguese.
For data in one other language, residents can name 905-845-6601 and request over-the-phone interpretation, accessible in additional than 240 languages.
Visits will happen between 6 and 9 p.m. on weekdays and 1 and 5 p.m. on weekends. Firefighters shall be in uniform and residents are usually not obligated to supply them entry to their residence as it is a courtesy name solely, based on the city of Oakville.
Ontario’s Hearth Code requires that properties have a working smoke alarm on every ground and outdoors all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide alarms are additionally required outdoors sleeping areas if the house has an hooked up storage, fire, wooden range or fuel-burning equipment.
This 12 months, there was an “unprecedented” rise within the variety of residence fires within the province, with 57 deadly hearth incidents leading to 77 fatalities.
Hearth prevention and security data is accessible at oakville.ca.