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


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


Fire Safety Equipment


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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