Look, listen and learn.
That's the message being put forward for National Fire Prevention Week, running Oct. 7-13, with fire departments across Canada and the U.S. working to raise awareness about the dangers of fire and how to prevent it.
The National Fire Protection Association, which organizes the annual prevention and awareness week, recommends that people take a good look around their home in order to identify potential fire hazards and risks and also listen for the sound of one's fire alarm while ensuring the devices are in good working order.
Other important safety tips include learning two ways out of every room and making sure that all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are clutter-free.
Visit nfpa.org/fpw for more information about Fire Prevention Week or the B.C. government website at gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/fire-safety for tips on fire safety.