The risk of fire is one of the greatest threats to health and safety, property and the delivery of essential services in any community. The loss of life or property, as a result of fire, is a tragedy. Industry, government, and indeed everyone, share in the responsibility of protecting Canadians from the consequences of fire. Education and awareness on preventing fires is key, as many fires are preventable. Everyone must take steps to protect themselves by learning about how to prevent home fires and taking action. This way, fires can be stopped before they even get started!