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High Risk Population

People with Disabilities

It is extremely important to plan for those who may need assistance during a fire or other emergency.  Download your Home Escape Plan Grid here. 

Read Home Safety for People with Disabilities for recommendations on how to be prepared for a fire emergency. 

If you're considering a facility for your loved one, visit the Ontario website - Are Your Loved Ones Safe from Fire? for a detailed list of important fire safety questions to ask. 


Older Adults

Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires in the home. 

If you're considering a facility for your loved one, visit the Ontario website - Are Your Loved Ones Safe from Fire? for a detailed list of important fire safety questions to ask.

Visit the Office of the Fire Marshal website - Medical Oxygen Fire Safety to learn more about how to prevent a medical oxygen-related fire. 


Chatham-Kent Fire & Recuse offers free home alarm checks. Learn more about CHiRP Checks.

Educational presentations are also available. Contact us at 519-436-3270 or by at email ckfire@chatham-kent.ca.


Know Someone Who Needs Assistance?

We can help. Sign-up for a free CHiRP Home Alarm Check. Firefighters visit the home to ensure smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working, correctly located & not expired. Have alarms that need replacing? We can help with that too.

Request a CHiRP Check here or contact us at 519-360-1998.