Keep exits clear and beware of winter fire hazards


The Saint John Fire Department would like to remind citizens of a few simple things that can save lives during the winter. With the current snow accumulation, there are some small measures you can take to keep your family and your home safe from fire.

Exits, Stairs, and Paths of Exit Travel

Please ensure that all exit doors, stairs, paths of exit travel, exterior passageways, and exterior exit stairs serving occupied buildings shall be maintained free of snow and ice accumulations.  During shovelling and/or plowing operations it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the snow is removed away from exit doors, stairs, or paths of exit travel, and not pushed up against these areas. This will make it easier to leave in case of emergency, while also providing responders a clear path to your home.

Winter Safety

The winter season is the worst season for fires in Canada. That is why all Canadians must be mindful of the importance of fire prevention and safety. During the winter, we must heat our homes, most of our meals are prepared and eaten indoors, our clothing is dried indoors and people who smoke tend to do so indoors. Remember that:

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