Safety Information & Programs

The Penticton Fire Department offers a number of safety programs to promote public education and help children, adults, business, and industry become more aware of fire and life safety issues, preventative measures, and appropriate emergency responses.

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 Safety Information & Programs

  • Child Car Seats - The leading cause of injuries and death of children in British Columbia are from motor vehicle collisions. Several members of the PFD have received BCAA Child Passenger Safety Educator II training and can provide child seat education to the public including child car seat clinics, enforcement initiatives, information sessions and public awareness campaigns. To book an appointment, call 250-490-2311 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Close the Door!

A closed door can slow the spread of fire, reduce toxic smoke levels, improve oxygen levels and decrease the temperatures dramatically - and that could make a life-saving difference in your home.  https://closeyourdoor.org/

 

 

Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

A working smoke alarm doubles your chances of surviving a fire. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths are in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms – usually because batteries are dead, disconnected or missing.

Safety Tips 

  •  Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Smoke alarms should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 metres) from the stove.
  • Test all smoke alarms every month by pushing the test button.
  • Change smoke alarm batteries every six months. or purchase smoke alarms with a sealed ten year battery.
  • Hardwired smoke alarms require a battery backup in case of power outage.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are ten years old.