Visitor Fire Safety Assessment
Welcome to the Pender Islands! We hope that you have a great visit, and enjoy all that our islands have to offer. To improve your safety during your stay, we’d suggest that you take a few moments to check the Fire Safety of your accommodations*.
Visibility and Access
- House numbers clearly visible from roadway, both day and night
- Building address and emergency numbers posted near telephone
- Smoke alarms installed on every level, at least one carbon monoxide alarm, all audible throughout home
- Alarms tested monthly, batteries replaced yearly (Not sure? Test it now!)
- "Everyone knows what to do if a fire starts:
Two ways to exit, where to meet; call 911 from safe location; once you’re out – stay out! "
- Everyone knows the street address and location
- Cooking is NEVER left unattended – including stoves, ovens, toasters, kettles, and barbecues
- Appliance cords are in good conditions, with no frays or cracks
- Curtains, towels and other flammables are kept clear of stove, toaster, kettle or any heat source
- There is an ABC Fire Extinguisher, near kitchen exit – easily accessible and with current inspection (Division B, 22.214.171.124)
Living Areas and Bedrooms
- All electrical cords are in good condition – no cracks, frays or splices;
- Electrical outlets are not overloaded, and electrical panel is unobstructed
- No wires or extension cords run under carpets or rugs
- Fireplaces and stoves have metal screens or fully closing doors
- There is an ABC Fire Extinguisher near wood stove/fireplace, near exit, with current inspection
- There is an ABC Fire Extinguisher near woodstove/fireplace, near exit, with current inspection
- Portable heaters are away from doorways, combustibles and exit routes
- Hallways are clear of obstructions (toys, furniture, suitcases, sporting gear, etc.
- Windows and security screens can be easily opened from inside, without keys or tools, for emergency exit (Are the windows large enough for you to get through easily?)
- Upper level bedrooms have emergency ladders, or safe access to the ground
- Baseboard heaters and lamps clear of flammable materials; curtains, sheets, towels, clothing, books, etc.
- Candles are extinguished when you leave the room, or LED candles are used
- A phone is near your bed
- Nobody, absolutely nobody, smokes in bed
- Lint trap in dryer is cleaned after every use, and vent ducting cleaned regularly
- Cigarettes or other smoking materials are always extinguished in proper receptacles
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