Hamilton Fire Department Cracks Down on Preventative Measures
The city of Hamilton dealt with 11 fire-related deaths in 2016 - this is a record number since the 1980s. As a result, the local fire department is implementing a program aimed at increasing preventative fire safety measures in the city. They will be targeting homes who do not have functional fire alarms. In addition, the department is looking at educational measures: many local fires are the result of behaviours such as smoking in improper and unsafe areas and careless activity in the kitchen.