Series of Common Fire Causes or Concerns

Series of (insert fire cause/concern – i.e. cooking) Fires Concerns Fire Department

(Insert town name and date) – Over the past (insert timeframe – e.g. three or six months) the (insert fire department name) has responded to (insert number of incidents responded to) (insert common fire cause/concern – e.g. cooking fires, chimney fires, smoking-related fires, fires with no working smoke alarms, etc.) in (insert name of municipality).

“We’re very concerned about this latest string of (insert common fire cause/concern) fires,” said Fire Chief (insert name of Fire Chief). “We want to remind everyone that they need to take responsibility for their family’s fire safety.”

There are some very simple things you can do to prevent (insert fire cause) fires:

(insert bullet point list of fire safety tips re: the common fire cause)

The (insert fire department name) reminds everyone that only working smoke alarms give you and your family the early warning you need to safely escape a fire in your home:

  • Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home. For added protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every story of your home according to manufacturer’s recommendations.  
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly by pressing the test button. 
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms wear out over time. Replace alarms according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Practice a home escape plan with everyone in your home so everyone knows exactly what to do if the smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sound in an emergency.

For more information, visit (insert fire department website address) or ontario.ca/firemarshal.

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For more information contact:

(insert fire department contact name and telephone number)