Category Archive for: Safety

Education Fire Prevention Safety October 18, 2017

Halloween Fire Safety Tips 2017

GDVFD would like to wish you all a safe and happy Halloween season, and to aid in this, we’d like to share some safety tips from the BCPFFA Burn Fund: Halloween fireworks can cause injuries serious enough to require emergency room treatment if they are used improperly. Severe injuries caused by fireworks can include burns,

Burn Prevention Education Safety February 6, 2017

Burn Awareness Week: Kitchen Burn Prevention

Kids should never be in the kitchen while you are cooking. Ensure kids stay away from any hot appliances and educate them not to touch any appliance that could potentially be hot in the kitchen such as the stove, electric kettles, toasters, coffee makers, hot plates, etc. Make sure to let anyone else who may

Education Fire Prevention Safety November 25, 2016

Holiday Party Candle Safety

With holiday Christmas party season ramping up and candles being a popular choice for table decorations at parties, we wanted to give you some tips for safe candle use at these events. We highly recommend the use of battery powered candles and tea lights whenever possible. These eliminate the risk of a fire starting from

Education Safety October 28, 2016

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is coming up and we wanted to share some safety tips for trick or treaters and drivers so we ensure ever has a fun time and gets home safe and sound! Trick or Treaters: Costumes should be light-coloured and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night.  (And

Education Fire Prevention Safety October 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving weekend is here!   We’ve put together some tips from NFPA to help ensure Thanksgiving is a safe one for you and your family! Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check

Burning Regulations Safety August 17, 2016

Campfire Ban Now In Effect.

Effective Noon, Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 and Until Further Notice: A campfire ban is in effect for all areas within the West Howe Sound Fire Protection District. This includes all fires whether for warmth, cooking or for ceremonial purposes and all beach fires. Fires in stoves or barbecues using gas or briquettes are allowed.  

Safety June 17, 2016

5 Easy Ways You Can Help Your Fire Department at Home.

Post your street address. How this helps us: This one may seem like a no-brainer, but we still encounter houses/businesses that either don’t have an address posted or it’s located in a spot where it cannot easily be seen from the road.   Most of the times when you call 9-1-1, time is of the essence.