Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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Prepare for an emergency During a fire

Fire can take your home, possessions or your livelihood. Fire, smoke and water from sprinklers can cause extensive damage to your property. Knowing how to prepare for, prevent, and escape from fires can save lives.

Our Disaster Risk Explorer has information about the risk of disasters in Calgary and what the City is doing to prepare for it.

How to prepare for or prevent a fire

​​The Home Safety Program emphasizes three key ways to reduce fire hazards in the home:

  1. Develop a Home Escape Plan
  2. Maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
  3. Complete the Home Fire Safety Checklist with your family

For more information, visit our fire safety and prevention page.

Staying safe during a fire

  • Get everyone out of your home immediately if you smell smoke or see a fire.
  • Alert others in your home or sound the fire alarm if you live in an apartment building.
  • Meet with family members or residents of your home at the meeting place you chose when developing your home escape plan.
  • Phone 911 from a safe phone outside your home.
  • Do not go back into the building for any reason.
  • Stop, drop and roll if your clothing catches fire - do not run.
  • Do not use elevators inside an apartment building. Learn about special fire safety features for high-rise buildings.
  • Inform emergency crews of any missing persons or pets and any other risks such as combustible and hazardous materials that may be in your home.