Sparky invites you to the 2019 Fire Safety and Awareness Open House on Sept. 07!

The fourth annual fire safety and awareness open house will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Mattawa Fire Hall from 10 am til 1 pm.

The Mattawa Fire Department and Sparky would like to invite you to attend the event and learn more about the numerous tasks that the firefighters and other emergency service agencies perform.

Fire prevention and safety information will be available. Informative videos will be streaming. Emergency services personnel will be available to answer all your questions. There will be live demonstrations of equipment use.

And, of course, refreshments will be served!

OFM Public Education – August 2019


What’s the risk this month?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur
  • Average of 36 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • cigarettes

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


Fire Safety Concerns for this month

  • barbecue
  • electrical fires
  • cottage fires
  • smoking

Prevention

Smoking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety

Safe Student Accommodations:

College and university students will soon be heading to school and living on their own – in many cases for the first time. Now is the time to remind them about fire safety when they are renting rooms, apartments and other lodging.


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


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Applications are being received for the position of volunteer firefighter for the Mattawa Fire Department

The Corporation Town of Mattawa

FIREFIGHTER POSITION
(male/female)


Applications are being received for the position of volunteer firefighter. Applications forms and additional information can be picked up at the Municipal Office, on the Town of Mattawa website and on the Recruitment page of this website.

Applications will be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 16, 2019 to the attention of:

Ms. Francine Desormeau
Clerk/Deputy-Treasurer
Corporation of the Town of Mattawa
160 Water Street
Mattawa, ON
P0H 1V0
info@mattawa.ca

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

Become Actively Involved In Your Community.

2019 Mattawa District Public School Students visit the Mattawa Fire Hall

Mattawa District Public School jk and sk students visited the Mattawa fire hall on at the end of their 2019 school year.

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

Firefighter Matt dressed in full bunker gear so that the children would know what to expect if a firefighter ever came to their home! Deputy Fire Chief Paul described the gear and its purpose.
The kids were able to check out the back of the rescue van!
And, of course, the fire truck!

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

In order to assist you, emergency responders need to be able to find you!

When you call 911 in an emergency, emergency responders can lose precious minutes trying to locate the home, business, or other type of facility that requires assistance if address numbers are not EASILY and CLEARLY visible!

YOU can greatly assist in making this possible!

Some questions, tips and guidelines from the Mattawa Fire Department:

  • Ask your friends, clients, and visitors if they can clearly see the property number.
  • Is the property number clearly visible in both daylight and at night?
    • Is there enough contrast in the numbers versus the background on which they are displayed?
    • Are the numbers faded, do they need to be painted, or replaced?
    • Are there lights near the numbers to make them more visible?
    • Are the numbers reflective?
  • Bigger is better!
    • Recommendation for single-family homes is at least 4″ high lettering.
    • Recommendation for multiple dwelling units is at least 6″ high lettering.
  • Do the numbers face the street on which the property resides?
    • Are the numbers visible in both directions? You never know in which direction emergency assistance may approach.
    • If there is a driveway to a property, then the numbers need to be clearly visible at the accessing road.
  • Trim, trim, trim…
    • Bushes, flowers, vines, trees, weeds can easily obscure property numbers in spring, summer, and fall.
    • Move anything that may obscure the property numbers.
  • Winter surprises…
    • Clear snow and ice to make all property numbers clearly visible.