The SIM encourages you to read and follow the prevention tips in this section to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. These tips could save your life!
Fires in the kitchen
Cooking fires are at the very top of accidental fires on the island of Montréal.
The number of smokers continues to decrease, smokers' items remain the cause of numerous building fires on the island of Montréal. No less than 29% of recorded fires involved smokers’ items.
Risks related to technological devices
Few people suspect that smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, or electrical scooters and bikes can actually start a fire.
Candles and oil lamps
Candles and oil lamps are more and more common: All the more reason to handle these items carefully.
Here are some tips for using a fondue burner with liquid or gel fuel.
To use your heater safely, whether it's central heating or a supplementary heat source, we recommend you take certain precautions.
Here are some safety tips for using a barbecue safely.
Temporary or permanent electric fixtures are major fire hazards. A few precautions must be taken.
Here are some tips for safe storage in your home.
Portable fire extinguishers
All residents should have a portable extinguisher and know how to use it so they can be able to control the start of a fire.
Outdoor fires produce smoke that contains a number of toxic substances. They are prohibited on the island of Montréal except under special circumstances.
Gas fireplaces have certain risks. Here are some tips for using them safely.
During periods of intense cold, follow these instructions for safe use of your heating appliances.
Information for new arrivals
Newly arrived Montrealers should adopt these safety habits to reduce the risk of fire.
Information for seniors
The Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal is intent on helping seniors become more aware of the importance of adopting certain behaviours in order to reduce the risk of fire and injury.
No butts in the flower pots
Every year, cigarette butts in flower pots and flower beds cause numerous fires in Montréal and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
Authorization must be obtained from the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal for any use of fireworks.
Create an evacuation plan with all members of your family and practice fire drills twice a year.
Flammable and explosive products
When you store or use dangerous materials at home, be sure to adopt safe practices.
Your fire department invites you to comply with the following basic safety rules when operating hosehold dryers.
Under the By-law concerning the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal, fire hydrants must be unobstructed for clear access by firefighters and their equipment at all times.
The electronic cigarette, a device equipped with a battery and a microprocessor, has gained popularity among Quebecers in recent years.