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Ten Essential Fire Safety Tips for Your CAPREIT Home this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration.

As many families and individuals prepare to enjoy the season with loved ones, it’s crucial to ensure the safety of your home, so that your celebrations are free of worries, and filled with joy. ❄🎄😃

 

Here are ten vital holiday fire safety tips to safeguard your CAPREIT home during this festive season:

The first step to a safe holiday season is ensuring your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Test them regularly (test using test button) and replace batteries if needed. Please follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Before decking the halls with lights, carefully inspect each strand for any signs of damage like frayed wires or broken bulbs. Replace damaged lights to prevent electrical hazards.

Keep space heaters at least four to six feet away from anything flammable. Ensure they are placed on a flat, stable surface and never leave them unattended.

Consider using flameless candles or LED alternatives to reduce fire risks. Always extinguish candles and turn off holiday lights before leaving home or going to bed.

Being prepared is always a good idea – and that includes a safeguard to keep you protected in the event of an unexpected event resulting in property damage or injury. Having a valid tenant insurance policy, may also protect you from liability that may arise. If you are not insured, ask your Management Office for details.

Develop and practice a home escape plan with all members of the household. If an emergency occurs, make sure to help young children, or anyone else that may need assistance. Once outside, call 911. Need help with a plan? Ask your building Management Team for assistance.

Avoid leaving the stove unattended while cooking. Keep flammable items away from the stove and maintain a clear space around cooking areas.

Keep wrapping paper, curtains, and decorations away from heat sources to prevent accidental fires.

During celebrations, remember to enjoy responsibly. Be considerate to each other and prioritize safety while having fun.

By following these essential fire safety tips, you can create a festive environment while keeping your CAPREIT home secure. Have a joyous and safe holiday season!

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