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Please call Nanaimo Fire Rescue at (250) 753-7311 if you wish to set up a Fire Station tour. All tours must be booked in advance.

Remember that we are a real 'working' fire station and that sometimes your tour may be interrupted due to an emergency call.


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Stop, Drop, and Roll

Each year, more than 15,000 people are seriously burned when their clothes catch on fire. When a person's clothing catches on fire, action must be instinctive and immediate. There is no time to think.

The one thing you should never do is run. To minimize a burn injury when your clothes catch fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

The principles of STOP, DROP, and ROLL are simple:

  • Stop, do not run, if your clothes catch on fire.
  • Drop to the floor in a prone position.
  • Cover your face with your hands to protect it from the flames.
  • Roll over and over to smother the fire. Don't stop until the flames have been extinguished.

If you are near someone whose clothing catches on fire, be sure to stop him or her from running and make them STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

  • Once the fire is out, you must treat a burn injury.
  • Cool a burn with water.
  • Then call 9-1-1.

Home Safety for "Stay-at-Home" Kids

Nanaimo Fire Rescue encourages working parents to help keep their children safe by reviewing basic fire and life safety tips with them. Here are some general fire and life safety tips:

  • Know to call 9-1-1 for police, fire, or medical assistance.
  • Never play with matches, lighters or candles.
  • Know two escape routes from every room in the house and practice your home fire escape plan.
  • Wear a helmet when biking, blading, or boarding.
  • Use a stove or microwave only with permission from an adult. If allowed to cook, keep potholders away from burners and always watch food while it is cooking on the stovetop.
  • Do not play with electrical cords or place combustibles, like clothes or blankets, over a lamp. Do not insert anything into an electrical socket.
  • Turn off curling irons, irons, stereos, television sets and other electrical equipment when done using and/or leaving the house.
  • Never mix cleaning products.
  • Know where first-aid supplies are located. Sign-up for a first-aid and CPR class.
  • Place phone numbers for family and nearby neighbours close at hand.

For more information, contact Nanaimo Fire Rescue at 250-753-7311 (non-emergency line). In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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