There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk and impacts of fire at home.
Home fire preparedness
Homeowners are encouraged to complete a self-assessed Home Safety Inspection at least once a year to ensure their home is protected against fire.
Use the checklist in the Home Fire Safety Inspection Report to eliminate frequent fire hazards at home and prepare your family for fire emergencies. Important tips include:
- Keep a fire extinguisher in an accessible location.
- Learn fire safety techniques and teach them to members of your family.
- Practice fire drills with your family on a regular basis.
- Stock first-aid supplies to treat any injuries until help arrives.
- Have an escape plan, so that all members of the family know how to get out of the house quickly and safely.
- Make sure all family members are familiar with the technique of “STOP, DROP, AND ROLL” in case of clothes catching on fire.
- Make sure every floor and all sleeping areas have smoke detectors.
Find more information about keeping your home safe from fires:
- Cooking safety
- Candle safety
- Christmas tree safety
- Holiday safety
- Smoke alarms at home
- Carbon monoxide safety
- Residental sprinker installation
The Fire Services Act provides the authority to Whistler Fire Rescue Service to inspect premises to assess whether any of the following conditions exist:
- The premises are in a state of disrepair that a fire may rapidly spread to endanger life or property;
- The premises are used or occupied so that fire would endanger life or property;
- Combustible or explosive material is stored or other flammable conditions exist so as to endanger life or property;
- A fire hazard exists.
Contact the Whistler Fire Rescue Service to report fire-related residential concerns.
Visit knowfire.ca for more information.
For emergencies, dial 911.
Whistler Fire Rescue Service
4325 Blackcomb Way
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.