Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Areas in Canada

Reducing fires and saving lives is a mandate for all Fire Services. Globally, many departments have implemented door to door campaigns to educate their citizens on fire reduction and safety (TriData, 2009). However, focusing on an entire community is expensive, time consuming, and overall, an inefficient use of limited resources. A 2007 TriData report on best practices in residential fire safety in England, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway identified that “of all the best practices identified in this study, one stands out. To reduce fire casualties in the home, the British fire service is visiting large number of high-risk households [emphasis added] to do fire safety inspections and risk reductions, especially to ensure they have a working smoke detector” (TriData, 2007,

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