Fire Safety Tip of the Month – November

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips

 

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips. Heating equipment caused an estimated 54,030 home fires and caused 480 deaths between 2011 and 2015 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips.

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources
  • Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn off when leaving a room or sleeping
  • Never plug a space heater into an extension cord
  • Never use a cooking stove to heat your home or dry clothes
  • Space heaters on level, flat surfaces on the ground
  • Have a qualified service professional inspect your heating system annually
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms
  • Never use a space heater or any appliance with a damaged cord

 

Click on a brochure below to learn more about these important topics!

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Hello From Morden Fire & Rescue!

Seems like fall is quickly upon us whether we want it or not.

On the Fire Department, this also sparks (no pun intended) a new season of training and preparedness for members on the department.  Besides our regular training night, courses are kicked into high gear, and the majority of our members (35 total) have singed up for a variety of different courses to assist in expanding their knowledge to protect the citizens of our community in the best way possible.  This can be time consuming, but the end result is a safe, well trained fire fighter.  Thank you for all of the support given over the past year.  It is much appreciated among all of the members.

Now, as a fire prevention tip for the fall, remember, if you have a battery operated smoke detector in your home, replace the battery to make sure it is operational.  A good time to do this is when we roll the clocks back.  Also, fall brings lots of leaves.  Your fire pit in the back yard is NOT the spot to get rid of the leaves.  Morden is proud to provide a compost program, and leaves are ideal for this purpose.  Use the green bins or haul them to the compost site provided to us on the south end of town on Willcocks Road.

Andy Thiessen, Fire Chief
Morden Fire & Rescue