Weekly Media Release - Fire Department

February 16, 2015

Oak Bay Fire Department

1703 Monterey Avenue, Oak Bay B.C. V8R 5V6 (250) 592-9121
Email:  obfire@oakbay.ca       Fax:  (250) 598-2749

News Release

Date: February 16, 2015                                                            OBFD file # 2015-07

For Immediate Release:
Weekly Media Release for Monday, February 9, 2015 to Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Over the past week, Oak Bay Fire Department members responded to 18 calls for assistance. These calls for assistance include:

10 – Medical First Responder Requests
2 – Commercial / Residential Alarm Activations
3 – Public Assistance
1 – Compressed Gas Incident
1 – Electrical Problem
1 – Smell of Smoke

Alternate Fire Evacuation
(A fact sheet for those unable to use Exit Stairs)

Survival Rules:
Once you have reached your chosen area of refuge, observe the following survival rules.

  • Keep the door to the room closed.A closed door is a barrier to smoke.
  • Use towels or clothing to block openings around doors or vents where smoke might enter.
  • Place a signal in the window.The signal can be anything that will call attention to your location.
  • Call 9-1-1 to report your location.Stay low to the floor to breathe the best air.Put a wet cloth over your mouth or nose.
  • It is not advisable to open or break windows.Smoke from the outside of the building can enter through open windows.Breaking windows will put you at great risk to smoke entering from the outside, and will hamper rescue efforts below.

For More Information:
Oak Bay Fire Department  
Fire Prevention Division (250)-592-9121.