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Prevention

Smoke detectors

Each time there is a time change you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors to be sure they will work if needed in case of a fire.  This way you will be sure that everyone is safe.

To learn more about smoke detectors read the pamphlet published by the Quebec Public Security Department::  L'avertisseur de fumée, un gardien rassurant!

Chimney cleaning 

Have your chiminey cleaned and inspected regularly.   The National Fire Prevention Code of Canada requires homeowners to ensure the safety of their chimneys and to have them inspected at least once a year.

We strongly recommend that you call a certified chimney sweeper to inspect and clean your chimney. For more information visit the site of the Association des Professionnels du Chauffage (APC).

For information regarding the use of your fireplace or wood stove, please consult CMHC's publication ''A Guide to Residential Wood Heating''.

Propane tanks

To protect yourself and the lives of our volunteer firemen, please advise the municipal office if you have a propane tank for heating your home or any other building.

For recommendations about using your propane barbecue, read the pamphlet 'Your Safety and Propane Gas Barbecue' published by the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec.

 

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