Alberta Fire Prevention: A Hot Topic
October 9th to 15th is National Fire Prevention Week, an issue particularly fresh in the minds of many Albertans in light of the Fort McMurray Wildfires this spring. While Fort McMurray and surrounding areas continue to rebuild and recover from this horrific natural disaster and the thought of fire sparks feelings of fear, apprehension and anxiety, there is no better time to review, revise and renew fire safety plans, emergency procedures and prevention protocols.
Fire prevention starts at home and reviewing a checklist is always a great idea, but fire prevention and fire safety in the workplace is equally important. Taking time to review the fire safety guidelines, fire escape plans and fire extinguisher locations with staff can be lifesaving in the event of a real emergency. As much as fire drills may seem redundant and a waste of productive time, much like the safety demonstrations on airplanes, it ensures that the emergency response plan is fresh in everyone’s mind.
So take the time to do a fire drill, a workstation or worksite fire hazard check or lunch-box fire safety plan review, the life you save may be your own.
Tips, resources and fire prevention fact sheets and resources:
- Twelve Tips to Prevent Workplace Fires, National Fire Safety Month
- Fire Safety: 12 Ways to Keep Your Workplace Safe
- Fire Prevention Fact Sheets
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