Home Fire Escape Plan

COVID-19: Hamilton Fire Department

Updated December 7, 2020

These programs/services remain operational:

  • Fire inspections for mandatory legislated inspections, life safety inspections and complaints regarding fire safety
  • Alarmed and Ready program on an as needed basis
  • Open Air Burn Permits available for purchase online, by phone (credit card payment only), in person at City Hall and via the drop box at selected Municipal Service Centers (Dundas, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

These programs/services are currently suspended:

  • Volunteer Inspection Program
  • Home Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Station, business and facilities tours
  • Community and public education events

Do you know what to do if a fire occurs in your home? Now is the time to sit down with your family and prepare a family fire escape plan.

Here are a few things to consider when preparing your plan:

  • Include all family members in the development of your escape plan.
  • Determine two ways out of every room in your home.
  • Feel all doors before opening. If the door feels normal, open it with caution.
  • Crawl low if you encounter smoke or heat conditions.
  • Have a specified meeting place outside of your home for all family members.
  • Call 911 from a neighbour’s house or other safe area.
  • Do not go back into your home for any reason. Once you are out, stay out!
  • Ensure that your house or business number is clearly visible from the street.