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​DID YOU KNOW?

A monthly feature from MFD's Prevention Officer that highlights safety tips and reminders about common causes of fires and hazards in the home and community.  Did you know?  If not, find out here.

May 2017 - DID YOU KNOW?

Handling, transporting and storing gasoline can be risky.

  • A little caution when handling fuel can prevent loss of life, personal injury, and property and environmental damage.

  • Gasoline should only be carried in approved containers certified by agencies such as the Canadian Standards Association or Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada.

  • Allow equipment to cool down for a few minutes before refuelling.

  • Never leave a gas container in direct sunlight or in the trunk of a car.

  • Do not leave gasoline in the basement of your home. Store fuel in approved containers in a detached garage or shed.

  • Containers should never be filled right to the top. Gasoline expands in warmer temperatures and spillage may occur.

  • Gasoline should be used only as a fuel. Never use it as a cleaning solvent.

  • Keep a BC Class fire extinguisher handy. Water will spread the flames of a gasoline-based fire.

  • The best way to dispose of gasoline is to use it up. If gasoline must be discarded, be sure to take it to the hazardous waste disposal centre.

  • Never pour gasoline onto the ground, down sewers or into drains.

In case you missed one, here's an archive of past "Did You Know" reminders.

APRIL  2017 - Spring BBQ Tune Up

MARCH 2017 - Cooking Is The #1 Cause of Home Fires

FEBRUARY 2017 - No Ice Is Safe Ice

NOVEMBER 2016 - Carbon Monoxide detectors are mandatory in Ontario

OCTOBER 2016 - Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Wear Out

SEPTEMBER 2016 - Clothes Dryer Safety

AUGUST 2016 #2 - Dormitory Safety

AUGUST 2016 #1 - Lightning

JULY 2016 - Summer Property CO & Smoke Alarms

JUNE 2016 - BBQ-Grilling Safety

MAY 2016 - ​Portable Generators

APRIL 2016 - Fire Permit Reminder

MARCH 2016 - Change The Clocks Change The Batteries

FEBRUARY 2016 - Fire Permits