Residential Service

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Residential Fire InformationThe protection of lives and property is paramount to the Hamilton Fire Department. A response with the appropriate resources and equipment to a residential structure fire and containment of the fire will lead to a reduction in property loss and will save lives. Citizens continue to be injured or killed in fires that are clearly preventable. Educating residents on the causes of residential fires can contribute to a change in behaviours, a reduction in residential fires, associated injuries and deaths.

Structure Fires

200
 

2017
Over 75% of all structure fires occur in people’s homes.

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Alarmed & Ready

317 Smoke Alarms installed
247 Batteries installed

2017
Operational smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of a fire and give you the necessary time to evacuate safely.

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Top Causes

#1 Unattended cooking

#2 Careless smoking

2017
It’s important to understand the top causes so fire prevention or public education activities can be targeted based on these causes.

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Public Events

582

2017
Public events are an opportunity for the Hamilton Fire Department to educate citizens on service delivery and fire safety.

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Home Visits

11,713

2017
Home Fire Safety Education Program ensures citizens have operational smoke alarms in their homes. This initiative also ensures residents are educated in home fire safety and the behaviours responsible for many home fires.

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