The BC government is launching a new campaign for its fire extinguishable products to promote safe use.
In the new pamphlet, the BC government says it wants to get the message out that people should not hesitate to use the extinguisher when it’s safe.
“As you know, the majority of people are still using a fire extinguish, that is, the fire extinguizer, for most of their lives,” said Kevin Wilson, minister of health and long-term care.
“The majority of us are using them when we feel it is safe to do so, so why should we change that?”
The campaign will run across the province starting in early October.
In addition to the pamphlets and advertisements, the government will be putting up a website where people can ask questions and provide feedback.
“If you have questions, you can give us a call.
If you’re concerned, you should contact your local fire brigade, your fire station, the local emergency response centre,” Wilson said.”
People should know that it’s not just about extinguishing, it’s also about protecting their health.”
Firefighters are also urging people to keep a close eye on their pets.
“It’s a very common misconception that fire extinguishes will not work on pets, especially if they are aggressive, so please make sure your pets are protected,” said B.C. Fire Services.