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 www.KiddeCanada.com.
Read Kidde Recall Notice.
For Fire Prevention Week, the health unit has been collaborating with Smoke-Free Housing Ontario and Tobacco Control Area Networks across Ontario to develop a social media campaign focused on smoke-free multi-unit housing. For further information, refer to www.smokefreehousing.ca/on.
Theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
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
Electrical Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Fall 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.