Fire Safety in Student Accommodations

College and university students will soon be heading to school and living on their own – in many cases for the first time. Fire safety is very important when renting rooms, apartments and other lodging.

Parent’s Guide to Finding Fire-Safe Student Accommodation

Safe Student Accommodations 101 – 10 tips for the student for a safe place to live.

Students, watch some of the videos at Knowfire.ca!

2018 Fire Safety and Awareness Open House Coming Soon!

Sparky would like to invite you and your family to visit the Mattawa Fire Hall and learn more about the numerous tasks that the firefighters and other emergency personnel perform. Emergency services equipment will be available for viewing. Live demonstrations will be carried out in the parking lot. Fire prevention and safety information will be available. A fire safety house will be onsite as well for additional education.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Refreshments will be served!

 

OFM Public Education – August 2018


What’s the risk in August?

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 August
  • Average of 35 injuries
  • Average of 5 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 August include barbecues, cottage fires, smoking, and electrical fires.

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips:

TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
Fire Safety Tips During Power Outages


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

Sky Lanterns should not be launched during a FIRE BAN!

A sky lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. A sky lantern may land when the flame is still alight, making it a fire hazard. It may also catch fire while still in the air and although the paper will burn quickly the flame source may remain lit until it hits the ground.

The Mattawa Fire Department would like to emphasize that this is an OPEN FLAME and as such sky lanterns should ABSOLUTELY NOT be launched while a FIRE BAN is in effect!

Your cooperation would be appreciated.
 
Let’s jointly protect our community and surrounding areas from fires!

OFM Public Education – July 2018


What’s the risk in July?

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

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in July
  • Average of 32 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 July 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

Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips:

TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

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