TOTAL FIRE BAN effective immediately in the Municipality of Mattawa!

Due to the extreme weather conditions and lack of precipitation, the Municipality of Mattawa is imposing a FIRE BAN effective immediately!

 

The fire ban will remain in place until we receive significant precipitation. We would advise you to monitor this website for further updates. Your cooperation would be appreciated.

 

What is a fire ban?

A fire ban is when no outdoor fires are allowed.

What is NOT allowed:

  • burn barrels or incinerators
  • fireworks
  • fire pits or chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace)
  • solid fuel barbecues (charcoal, pellets, etc.)

What is allowed:

  • cooking and recreational appliances that can be turned on or off using a switch or valve (fire table, electric smoker, propane or natural gas barbecues)

Mattawa District Public School Students visit the Mattawa Fire Hall


Mattawa District Public School jk and sk students visited the Mattawa fire hall on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018.

The children, teachers, and adult supervisors were greeted by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Dupras and firefighter Mathew Gardiner.



There were many questions about the gear that the firefighters wear, the ice water rescue equipment, and the fire trucks. But, most importantly, many of the children wanted to know where Sparky was; unfortunately, Sparky was busy and could not be there to share their visit. The children were very excited to get in the trucks and look at the equipment.



It certainly looked like they enjoyed their visit! Everyone left smiling wearing their very own fire hat!



The children made a card and sent it to the fire department thanking the firefighters for the visit.



OFM Public Education – June 2018


What’s the risk in June?
2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in June
  • Average of 29 injuries
  • Average of 4 fatalities

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

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

Primary fire safety concerns for June include barbecues, cottage fires, and forest fires.

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed. For more information about current forest fire danger, forest fire activity across the province visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

June is Seniors’ month, check our new links for information related to fire safety for seniors on our Public Education Page.

Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips:

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

OFM Public Education – April 2018


What’s the risk in April?
2006-2015 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in April
  • Average of 44 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking, and heating equipment.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for April include cooking, heating equipment, smoking, and electrical fires.

Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Spring Safe Booklet
TSSA Spring Home Safety Checklist


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape