Oct 14, 2020 Safety tips for outdoor patio heaters and fire elements

Patio season took on a whole new meaning this year, as people across the country adapted their yards for physically distant visits, playdates, and even outdoor workspaces. If you’re hoping to keep patio season going a little longer, you’ve probably thought about how you might heat your outdoor space as the weather continues to cool down. Some popular options include freestanding or mounted heaters, fire pits, lanterns, and fire pit tables. Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning on installing any type of outdoor heating system: Choose the right location for your patio heater or fire element. When you’re thinking about where you want to install a heat source, think first about where you spend the most time — it probably makes most…

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Mar 11, 2017 Spring Forward ─ A Fire Safety Reminder

The first sign that spring is right around the corner in Ottawa is moving the clocks ahead one hour, and sadly losing one hour of sleep. Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms. The Canadian Safety Council suggests you test your smoke alarms ones a year and change the battery every 6 months. Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check your emergency preparedness kit to make sure it’s fully stocked with enough supplies. If you are asked to evacuate your home or to temporarily shelter in a place inside your home for a period of time, prepare an emergency preparedness kit…

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