Unlike commercial properties, most residences are not required to have regular fire inspections. Many homeowners are unaware of the hazards that may exist in their own homes. With the proper information, prepardness and tools, you can keep your home and family safe from fire. The Campbell River Fire Department recommends that you conduct your own Home Fire Safety Inspection each year and has provided this printable checklist to help you.

If you have any questions about your home fire safety inspection, or any other information provided here, please contact the Fire Prevention Branch at 250-286-6266.


Top Fire Causes


Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
Cooking Safety Info Sheet


Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening.
Heating Safety Info Sheet


Electricity helps make our lives easier, but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted.
Electrical Safety Info Sheet


Smoking-materials are a leading cause of fire deaths.
Smoking Safety Info Sheet


Candles may be pretty to look at, but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.

Candle Safety Info Sheet


Safety Equipment

Smoke Alarms

Working smoke alarms are essential in every household.
Smoke Alarms Info Sheet

Home Fire Sprinklers

Home fire sprinklers can help save lives and property from fire.
Home Sprinklers Info Sheet

Fire Extinguishers

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fires grow and spread rapidly, the #1 priority for residents is to get out safely.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Be aware of the hazards of Carbon Monoxide (CO), known as the "invisible killer."
Carbon Monoxide Info Sheet



Escape Planning

Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advaned warning from smoke alarms, and advanced planning and practicing of an escape plan.
How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is October 3-9, 2021. This year’s FPW theme will be announced in June. Learn more at www.fpw.org

Emergency Preparedness

Visit our Emergency Management page for more info.