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Acting Fire Marshal Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Season

Les McLaughlin

Michael Lewis, Acting Fire Marshal for the province, offers a few tips to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe holiday season.

  • Always ensure fireplaces and chimneys are inspected and cleaned regularly
  • Never use an electrical heating device (such as a space heater) on a power bar
  • If you heat your home with wood, natural gas, oil or propane, or if you have an attached garage, make sure your home has a working carbon monoxide alarm
  • Be careful not to overload circuits
  • Never leave a fire unattended, whether it’s a candle or a fireplace

Click play on the video below for more tips.

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