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


Stay Connected

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This Week is Fire Prevention Week : October 7-13, 2018!

This year’s fire prevention week campaign,

Look. Listen. Learn.
Be Aware.
Fire can happen anywhere.™

 
works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely in the event of one. This theme aligns with the 3 principles of Prevention, Detection, and Escape.

LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. That’s Prevention!

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet. That’s Detection!

LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter. That’s Escape!

OFM Public Education – October 2018


What’s the risk in October?

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in October
  • Average of 38 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cooking, heating equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Equipment
Electrical Fire Safety

Primary fire safety concerns for October include heating equipment, carbon monoxide, and cooking.

Halloween Safety Tips
Autumn Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Autumn Watch Booklet
TSSA Autumn Checklist


Prevention

It’s Fire Prevention Week: October 7 – 13, 2018
“Look, Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

Hunting Fire Safety Tips

Fall hunting season will soon be underway and hunters are taking up temporary residence. The Ontario Fire Code requires every dwelling unit in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. The term dwelling unit includes seasonal homes such as park model trailers, cabins and cottages. It also includes trailer homes, motor homes and other recreational vehicles.