TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - To help launch this year's Fire Prevention Week, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reminding people about its top 10 tips for preventing fire and saving lives. This year's theme is "Hear The Beep When You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!".
"Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11pm and 7am," said Doug DeRabbie, Director, Government Relations, IBC. "This Fire Prevention Week we are asking Ontarians to make sure they have working smoke alarms in place to keep their families safe."
1. Install and regularly check smoke alarms
3. Frequently inspect and clean chimney flues
4. Install proper light bulbs
5. Monitor heated appliances and decor
6. Be careful when cooking
7. Properly store flammable materials
8. Remove dry leaves and debris
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.
P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 118,000 Canadians, pays $6.7 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $48 billion.
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If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.
SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada
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Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up the vast majority of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC...