Fire Prevention


 " an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure "


As part of our service to the community we continue to offer information on Fire Safety and Prevention. The old saying of " an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure "  is very true when it comes to keeping your family safe. 

This section on Fire Prevention provides information on the recognition and removal of fire hazards to help reduce the occurrence of fire related emergencies in The Municipality of the District of Chester.

You'll find many fire safety and fire prevention tips that can help lessen the potential for a fire in your home, school or workplace. Additional web links are provided if you would like to have more information.

Our Fire Chiefs and department members are most willing to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us if you have a question or require more information.

We encourage you to review and utilize the Fire Prevention and Safety Information provided. Keep yourself, your family and your property safe from fire.


Nature of Fire

Everyday Canadians experience the horror of fire. But most people don't really understand it. Only when we know the true nature of fire can we prepare ourselves and our families.  

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Escape Planning

Plan to get out alive!!! You need a plan of escape from your home in the event of a fire. If possible, every room should have two escape routes. Remember the Exit Drill In The Home (E.D.I.T.H.)

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Kitchen Safety

It is tragic that, on average, eight Canadians die from fire every week. Cooking related fires are the  No. 1 cause of home fires in Canada. We must be aware of the simple preventative measures we can take to prevent disaster from occurring to us.

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Home Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention starts in your home. Here are a few simple suggestions to remember to help make your home fire safe.

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Electrical Safety

During a typical year, home electrical problems account for many home fires. Electrical fires in our homes seriously injure or claim the lives of many Canadians each year.

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Fire Safety During Power Failures

When your power is out, you may be introducing potential hazards to your home.  

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Fire Place Safety

More than one third of Canadians use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as  heating sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.

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Propane and BBQ Safety

Propane is a safe, clean burning and efficient fuel, but it must be handled properly and safely. Please read and follow these safety guidelines and share them with your family to help keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of serious and potentially fatal injury, fire or explosion. 

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Fire Safety for Children

Children under five are naturally curious about fire. Many play with matches and lighters. Tragically, children cause many house fires every year. Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching your children that fire is a tool, not a toy.  

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Fire Safety for the Elderly and Disabled

Every year many of our senior citizens die in fires. Many of these fire deaths could have been prevented.

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Holiday Safety


Each year serious fires occur during the holiday season. There are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.   

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America. Exposure to high concentrations can cause death in just a few minutes. There are some simple steps you can take to keep your family safe. 

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