Did You Know
- September 11, 2013Something like 80% of the firefighters in Canada are volunteers. That doesn't mean they don't work hard to train to a professional standard. They spend long hours training and can be relied upon to drop whatever they're doing and respond to a call for help.
- September 11, 2013Fire in the chimney flue can sound like a low rumbling, roaring, or staccato popping. Flames often shoot upward out of the chimney. Others are slower burning and less obvious, but extremely hot and equally dangerous.
- September 11, 2013Chimney fires usually confine themselves to the chimney and cause minimal damage. But they can also cause catastrophic fires, and even relatively uneventful chimney fires can make your house more likely to catch fire later. The good news is they are preventable.
- September 11, 2013When you're sleeping, you lose your ability to smell, which means the smoke won't wake you up. A working smoke detector will. The death rate from fire is close to 75% greater when a working smoke alarm is not present.
- September 11, 2013