The Beaumont Fire Department aims to prevent the devastating effects of fires through Fire Prevention.
What is fire prevention?It is the first step in protecting the lives and property of our community. Public education, home and business inspections, code enforcement, and preventative measures are all aspects of Fire Prevention; it is truly our first response against fires. Fire Prevention is deeply integrated with community businesses, developers, contractors, owners, the Alberta Fire and Building Codes, and Fire Operations (the responding firefighters).
Fire Prevention at home and at the workplace can be done in an easy three step process:
Prevention:Prevent a fire before it can become a disaster. Installing smoke alarms, using caution while cooking, and avoid over loading circuits are all preventative measures that can be done at home or in the workplace.
Planning:Develop a fire-escape plan that ensures all occupants will get out safely to a designated meeting area.
Practice:Practice your escape plan so that everyone will be able to get out during an emergency. Practice makes perfect!
The Real Dangers of Fire
Fire can spread quickly through a home causing intense heat and smoke to be trapped inside a home. Having functioning smoke alarms installed and a prepared escape plan can greatly improve your chances of survival.
Smoke trapped inside a building can have suffocating effects on the occupants inside.
A thick dark smoke also makes it nearly impossible to see, causing people to panic and become disorientated. Even if you are familiar with the building, it’s easy to become lost and trapped inside a burning building; you could even be moving closer to the fire!
There are numerous resources available to educate on how to prevent a fire. Check the following link on this page and the other great resources available.