Tag: fire

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Fire up the Grill and Stay Safe!

Summer is here, and so is barbecue season! There’s no better way to spend a day with family and friends than enjoying some great food and great laughs in the great outdoors. However, did you know that July is the peak month for grill fires? This summer, be cool and stay BBQ safe, by reviewing...

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The Most Severe Natural Disasters of 2014, So Far

Can you believe it’s already the middle of June?! We certainly can’t! This year continues to fly by, but we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the natural disasters that have occurred since January. Each natural disaster acts as a reminder to never underestimate the power of Mother Nature, and...

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Wildfire Awareness Week

Wildfire Awareness Week is upon us! Each year, wildfires burn across the globe, including our own backyards here in British Columbia. In 2012, wildfires burned over 9.3 million acres in the United States alone. Surprisingly, wildfires are most often triggered by human actions, although this is usually done unintentionally. Here are some tips to help...

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Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week is here! Always held on the first full week of February, this event provides a chance for communities to educate themselves on burns and learn about prevention! The topic for this year’s Burn Awareness Week is scalds. Firstly, what are scalds? Scalding is when someone is injured or burned by a hot...

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Holiday Entertaining Safety

The holidays are one of the best times of the year, and a time to spend celebrating with loved ones. Many people attend and host parties during the festive season, but holiday entertaining is no easy task. Shopping, decorating, inviting, cooking, and cleaning can all take a toll on the host, but the quality time...

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Christmas Candles and Lights

It’s always a joy to see the lights decorating homes and trees during the holidays. Holiday lights certainly bring a festive warmth to communities, and many cities even have tour buses that visit the best decorated houses during the holiday season! Decorations are a joy for all, but can only be enjoyed when the proper...

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Christmas Tree Safety

Cold temperatures, snow, red cups at our favorite coffee shops, and malls playing Christmas music – December has certainly arrived! The winter season always brings cold weather, but also the added warmth of holiday spirit!  Many people cite Christmas trees as one of their favorite holiday traditions. Trees garnished in ornaments and lights are a...

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National Home Fire Safety Week

National Home Fire Safety Week kicks off today November 24th, and lasts until November 30th. Each week in Canada an average of eight people lose their lives to fires, and approximately 75% of those deaths occur due to residential fires, which predominantly start in the kitchen. During Home Fire Safety Week, the Canada Safety Council...