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


2018 Q3
Over 76.5% of all structure fires occur in people’s homes.

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Alarmed & Ready

240 Smoke Alarms installed
207 Batteries installed

2018 Q3
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

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


2018 Q3
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


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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