OFM Public Education – March 2019


What’s the risk in March?

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in March
  • Average of 50 injuries
  • Average of 9 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • cigarettes

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


March’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • cigarettes
  • carbon monoxide

Prevention

Barn Fire Prevention:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently released three new videos on Barn Fire Safety .

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

March 11-15 is March break!

Practice your home fire escape plan with your family.

Traveling over March break?  Review the escape plan posted in your hotel/motel room and locate emergency exits.

Plan Your Escape


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Keep fire safety in mind with winter weather conditions!

The Mattawa Fire Department is urging everyone to keep fire safety in mind with winter weather conditions.

People need to pay close attention to potential fire hazards such as fireplaces, furnaces, chimneys and vents, and space heaters.

There are some simple things people can do to stay fire safe during the colder months: 

  • Have all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually by a registered fuel contractor. Go to COSafety.ca to find a contractor near you.
  • Keep chimneys and intake/exhaust vents for furnaces and heating appliances free of debris, ice and snow accumulations to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) build-up from inefficient combustion.
  • Burn dry, well-seasoned wood in fireplaces and wood stoves to reduce the risk of excessive creosote build-up in chimneys.
  • Allow ashes from your fireplace or wood stove to cool before emptying them into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. Keep the container outside.
  • Keep space heaters at least one meter (3 feet) away from anything that can burn, including curtains, upholstery and clothing.
  • Replace worn or damaged electrical wires and connections on vehicles and extension cords and use the proper gauge extension cord for vehicle block heaters.
  • Consider using approved timers for vehicle block heaters rather than leaving heaters on all night.
  • Ensure that vehicles are not left running inside any garage or building.
  • Ensure there is a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home.
  • Install CO alarms to alert you to the presence of this deadly gas.

The Mattawa Fire Department would like to remind everyone that the Ontario Fire Code requires smoke alarms to be installed on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide alarms are required outside all sleeping areas if the home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.

OFM Public Education – February 2019


What’s the risk in February?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in February
  • Average of 40 injuries
  • Average of 7 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


February’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • carbon monoxide

Prevention

Barn Fire Prevention:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently released three new videos on Barn Fire Safety .

Fire Safety & Prevention Resource Guide for Child Welfare Professionals

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
TSSA Winter Wise Booklet
TSSA Winter Wise Brochure


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

February 18 is Family Day!

Practice your home fire escape plan with your family.

Plan Your Escape


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OFM Public Education – January 2019


What’s the risk in January?

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in January
  • Average of 45 injuries
  • Average of 8 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


January’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • carbon monoxide

Prevention

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month!
Caregiver’s Guide to Fire Safety

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
TSSA Winter Wise Booklet
TSSA Winter Wise Brochure


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


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2018 Christmas Parade of Lights!

The Christmas Parade of Lights was held on Saturday November 24th. The parade left Algonquin Nursing Home at approximately 6:00 pm and ended up at Mike Rodden Arena.

 
First responders including the police, EMS, and firefighters participated in the parade. Businesses, organizations, and residents from Mattawa and the surrounding townships joined the parade on floats and foot. Mattawa Fire Department would like to sincerely thank all participants for their efforts. Each year, prizes are awarded for best float, $100.00 for 1st place, $75.00 for 2nd place, and $50.00 for 3rd place.

The Papineau Cameron Fire Department took 1st place with their Star Wars re-enactment.

2nd place was awarded to Gincor.

The Mattawa Rockets tied for 3rd place. Thanks to the coaching staff and parents for making the kids part of this! Thanks to Anderson Trucking that supported the Mattawa Rockets with the float!

Anderson Trucking was the other recipient of 3rd place prize.


 
Fun was had by all parade attendees at the arena! Many thanks to all families that came out to support the event! Free skating was enjoyed until 9:00 pm!

Refreshments were served.

Santa chatted with the kids and handed out!

We invite Mattawa and surrounding townships to make this bigger and better next year!

 


 
Many thanks to Josie Dinsmore Photography for sharing her 2018 Christmas Parade of Lights album ! Click on the Facebook icon to see all the photos!

Here are some photos from Mattawa's 2018 Christmas Parade Of Lights that was held on Saturday, November, 24, 2018, in…

Posted by Josie Dinsmore Photography on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

OFM Public Education – December 2018


What’s the risk in December?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in December
  • Average of 46 injuries
  • Average of 10 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management


December’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • cooking
  • smoking
  • alcohol
  • heating equipment
  • electrical
  • holiday lighting
  • candles

Prevention

Holiday Fire Safety Info Sheet

‘Tis the Season to be Fire Safe!

Holiday Electrical Fire Safety Tips
12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


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November 4, Clocks Fall Back, Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 am on November 4 and the Mattawa Fire Department is recommending that Mattawa residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on November 4, the Mattawa Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.

In order to survive a fire, you need to be provided with an early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms sound. Working smoke alarms are required on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms.

Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.

Tampering with or removing the batteries from your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is against the law. Failure to comply with the Fire Code can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000.

For more information contact any of the following Mattawa Fire Department representatives:

OFM Public Education – November 2018


What’s the risk in November?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in November
  • Average of 37 injuries
  • Average of 7 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking
  • heating equipment
  • cigarettes

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management


November’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • heating equipment
  • carbon monoxide
  • cooking

Prevention

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Equipment
Smoking Fire Safety

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: November 1-7, 2018
The Hawkins Gignac Act proclaims the week beginning on November 1 of each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. No matter which day of the week it is, November 1 is always the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

Did you know that over 65% of carbon monoxide deaths occur in homes?

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries:

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 am on Sunday, November 4. Change the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms when you change your clocks.

Autumn Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Autumn Watch Booklet
TSSA Autumn Checklist


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


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