Kidde Recall of Fire Extinguishers

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has made the Mattawa Fire Department aware of a recall of fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde between March 2009 and February 2015.

Consumer inquiries should be immediately directed to contact Kidde at (855) 233-2882 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend to determine whether their extinguishers are affected. They may also visit

Read Kidde Recall Notice.

OFM Public Education – October 2017

Fire Prevention Week – October 8 – 14, 2017!
Theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!


Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week – November 1 – 7, 2017!


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in October
  • Average of 39 injuries
  • Average of 6 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking, and heating equipment.

Hunting Fire Safety

Remember hunting fire safety!

Cooking Fire Safety

Cooking Fire Safety

Electrical Fire Safety

Electrical Fire Safety

Heating Fire Safety

Heating Fire Safety

Fall Fire Safety Tips

Tips for a Fire-safe Halloween

Autumn Fire Safety

TSSA Autumn Handbook

TSSA Autumn Cleanup Checklist


Fire Safety Equipment


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.