Wildland Fires

Wildland fires such as glass fires and forest fires are one of the largest risks to First Nations in Saskatchewan.  The introduction of the urban-wildland interface has created new risks to human life and property requiring special attention on your part.

Did you know most damage to your home and property can be mitigated with proper planning and maintenance?

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Structural Fires

Did you know the #1 cause of house fires in North America is faulty electrical equipment?  Something as simple as charging your phone improperly can cause a serious fire.  Follow these tips to help prevent a fire in your home:

  • Always charge electrical devices with the proper, undamaged cord
  • Charge electrical devices on a hard-flat surface
  • Avoid leaving batteries-operated devices plugged in for long periods of time
  • Inspect devices for signs of battery malfunctions such as excessive heat, bulging, or other damage to the battery
  • Never leave candles, open flames, or smoking materials unattended
  • Keep flammable objects well away from heat sources such as furnaces, vents, lights, and fireplaces

Be sure to inspect your fire extinguishers every 3-6 months to ensure it is ready for use.  Check out this handy resource on How to Inspect Your Home Fire Extinguisher

In Case of Fire

Rescue yourself and anyone in immediate danger.

Activate the alarm by pulling a fire pull station or shouting “FIRE” three times.

Contain the fire by closing the door to the area it is in.

Extinguish/Evacuate.  If it is safe to do so, try to use a Fire Extinguisher.  If not, evacuate the building and be sure to inform all others to do the same.

Using a Fire Extinguisher

Before using an extinguisher, be sure you have a safe exit available.  Never let the fire get between you and your only exit.

Pull the pin

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the handle

Sweep across the base of the fire

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