From curb to curtains the Home Safety Assessment Program (HSA) is designed to make homes safer. This public education program uses a standard safety assessment to identify hazards and give people ideas on simple ways to reduce those hazards in and around their homes. As one of the first NIFSC programs to be developed, the HSA program has completed its testing phase and is being delivered by Indigenous Fire Marshal Service personnel in collaboration with communities as of August 2020.
The assessment asks questions such as:
- Is your street address visible?
- Are there tripping hazards on your walkway?
- Do you have motion detection lights outside your home?
- When was the last time your woodstove was cleaned?
- Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?
- Does your home have smoke detectors and are they working?
- Does your home have a carbon monoxide detector?
- Are your curtains away from any heat sources?