“LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
ONTARIO - This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:
LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:
Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.
Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ash- trays that cannot be knocked over.
Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard. emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
LEARN two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.
Breast cancer statistics Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common. Incidence and mortality Incidence is the number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer. The following incidence and mortality statistics are estimated using the most up-to-date actual data available. In 2017, an estimated: • 26,300 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2017. • 5,000 women died from breast cancer. This represents 13% of all cancer deaths in women in 2017. • On average, 72 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer every day. • On average, 14 Canadian women died from breast cancer every day. • 230 men were diagnosed with breast cancer and 60 died from breast cancer.