Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services remind you to keep your home safe over the holiday season with their Seasonal Safety guidelines.
Public Information Officer Jonathan Gormick says that fire hazards arise from holiday decorations that draw power.
“We have seen instances in the past where some of the cheap, dollarstore-ish electrical devices may have a stamp, but its a fradulent stamp that’s come from overseas. So its worth spending a couple of extra dollars to buy quality devices.”
Gormick explains that candles are a leading contributor to house fires in Canada and recommends LED lights instead.
Free Home Safety Checks and smoke alarm installations are available to anyone with safety concerns.