Radio public service announcement scripts

Smoke Alarms

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. If a fire starts in your home, early detection is vital to get you and your family out safely. Install a smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas – it’s the law! Test your smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries once a year. Working smoke alarms can give you the precious seconds you need to escape. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Alcohol

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department] with a reminder that alcohol and fire are a dangerous mix. If someone in your household cooks or smokes under the influence of alcohol, you must be aware of the risk. Keep a watchful eye on drinkers and make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Remember, there’s more to responsible drinking than calling a cab. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Survive the Holidays

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. Every year in Ontario, tragic fatal fires occur during the holiday season. I urge you to take a few minutes to protect yourself and your family. Test your smoke alarms to make sure they are in good working order and change the batteries if necessary. Then review your home fire escape plan. All members of your household should know two ways out of every room.

A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Smoking

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths. If you know someone who smokes be sure to remind them of these safe smoking habits. Smokers should use large, deep ashtrays and never empty ashes into the garbage. Never smoke when tired or after drinking. If someone in your household smokes, make sure your home is well equipped with smoke alarms to alert you in case of fire. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Cooking

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. Careless cooking is the number one cause of home fires in Ontario. Most of these fires start because pots and pans are left unattended on the stove. If you must leave the kitchen when you are cooking, turn off the stove. While cooking, always keep a large lid nearby. If a pot does catch fire, slide the lid over the pot, then turn off the stove. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Home Fire Escape Plans

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. Many people who die in home fires are overcome by smoke while trying to escape. Having a home fire escape plan is one of the best ways to ensure you and your loved ones get out safely. Everyone in your home should know two ways out of all areas. Assign an adult to help the very young and older adults. Choose a safe meeting place outside, and call the fire department from the neighbour’s. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Fireplaces and Candles

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. There’s nothing more appealing on a cold winter’s night than a blazing fire place and the warm glow of candles. But open flame can be an invitation to disaster. Please treat fire with respect this holiday season. Never leave your fireplace unattended and always use a fireplace screen. Don’t burn wrapping paper or ribbons in your fireplace. Make sure candles are in a secure holder and place them out of the reach of children. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Carbon Monoxide

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department]. There may be an intruder lurking in your home from which no burglar alarm can protect you. Carbon monoxide is invisible and odourless and it can kill you. The fire service recommends that you have your chimney, furnace and gas fired appliances checked annually by professional technicians. And remember, only a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to the presence of this deadly gas. A message from the [insert name of fire department].

Christmas Tree Safety

I’m [insert name of fire department spokesperson] from the [insert name of fire department] with a few tips for a fire safe Christmas tree. Buy a freshly cut tree and keep the stand full of water at all times. Check all decorative lights before placing them on the tree and discard any frayed or damaged lights or cords. Never place lit candles on or near the Christmas tree. When large amounts of needles begin to fall off, it’s time to get rid of the tree. A message from the [insert name of fire department].