Participating in Earth Hour is a fun and important initiative. So is ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe during the hour.
In place of lights and electronics, participants will turn to candles. As a result, it is important to be very cautious in lighting, handling, and extinguishing candles. Increased use of flames means an increased risk of fire. In addition to making sure your smoke alarms are working, Muskoka Fire Rescue has outlined some important safety steps to take ahead of Earth Hour. You can find the full list below.
Be fire safe while participating in Earth Hour on March 25th
To prevent property loss and fire-related injuries, the Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers are strongly recommending that people use flashlights, battery operated lanterns or flameless candles for light, instead of candles, during Earth Hour on March 25, 2017. “Preventing fires while participating