Fire Protective Services
Fire Prevention

Fire Protective Services
Tel: (306) 786-1795
Fax (306) 786-6588
e-mail:

City of Yorkton Fire Prevention Services wants to help protect your family against the threat of home fires.  Firefighters will conduct personal home visitations and will go over a safety checklist with homeowners to help educate the public and keep them safe.  Visitations are free of charge and will take place as follows:

Tuesday's and Thursday's between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. CST

To book an appointment call (306) 786-1795 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST

Outdoor Lighting Checklist:

  • Use only light strings and electrical cords designed for temporary outdoor use.

  • When working with outdoor wiring, be sure to turn off the electricity.

  • Use plastic or other non-metal fasteners and hangers for light strings.

  • Run cords above ground, draped over wooden stakes high enough to keep them out of the snow.

  • Tape all plug connections with plastic electrical tape to make them as watertight as possible.

  • To prevent moisture from entering bulb sockets, turn bulbs to face down.

  • Plug all outdoor lighting into ground fault protected circuits.

Smoking - "If you smoke, do it with care":

Falling asleep while smoking is deadly.  A lit cigarette that falls on a pillow, bedding or couch can start a killer fire.

  • Never smoke in bed or when drowsy from medication or intoxication.

  • After a party, check for fallen butts on sofas and behind cushions.  Make sure they have not burned through the fabric to erupt later into a deadly fire.

  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.

  • Flush cigarette butts and ashes down the toilet.  Do not dispose of them in the trash can.

  • Be aware that discarded cigarettes can very easily ignite dead grass and leaves.  These fires can easily spread to your home or a neighbors home.

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