OFM Public Education – August 2017


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in August
  • Average of 34 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for August include barbecues, smoking, cottage fires, and electrical fires.


Barbecue Safety
TSSA Tips for the Safe Use of Barbecues…


Smoking Safety
Smoking Fire Safety Info Sheet…


Cottage Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips…


Fireworks Safety
Fireworks Safety Tips…


Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer
TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
TSSA Fuel Safety in Recreational Activities


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. Knowfire.ca has resources and information about fire safety for college and university students.
Safe Student Accommodations Info Sheet…


Detection
Smoke Alarm Info Sheet
Smoke Alarm Information
Smoke Alarms in RVs, Trailers and Campers
Carbon Monoxide Information
CO Alarms in RVs, Trailers and Campers


Escape
Escape Planning Info Sheet
Home Fire Escape Planning Tips
Plan Your Escape Info Card
High-rise fire safety


OFM Public Education – July 2017


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in July
  • Average of 27 injuries
  • Average of 4 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for July include barbecues, cottage fires, and forest fires.


Barbecue Safety
TSSA Tips for the Safe Use of Barbecues…


Smoking Safety
Smoking Fire Safety Info Sheet…


Cottage Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips…


Forest Fires
People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure that their fires are properly managed.

Forest Fires Safety Information…

For more information about current forest fire danger and forest fire activity across the province visit Forest Fires.


Fireworks Safety
Fireworks Safety Tips…


Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer
TSSA Summer Smart Handbook


Detection
Smoke Alarm Info Sheet
Smoke Alarm Information
Carbon Monoxide Information


Escape
Escape Planning Info Sheet
Home Fire Escape Planning Tips
Plan Your Escape Info Card


OFM Public Education – June 2017


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in June
  • Average of 27 injuries
  • Average of 4 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for June include barbecues, cottage fires, and forest.


June is Seniors’ Month !!
Personal support workers in Mattawa can use this resource to help ensure that their clients’ homes are fire safe.


Barbecue Safety
TSSA Tips for the Safe Use of Barbecues…


Smoking Safety
Smoking Fire Safety Info Sheet…


Cottage Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips…


Electrical Safety
Electrical Safety Tips…
Electrical Safety Info Sheet…


Open Air Burning
Town of Mattawa Open Air Burning Rules


Forest Fires
People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure that their fires are properly managed.

Forest Fires Safety Information…

For more information about current forest fire danger and forest fire activity across the province visit Forest Fires.


Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips
OAFC Spring and Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer
TSSA Summer Smart Handbook


Detection
Smoke Alarm Info Sheet
Smoke Alarm Information
Carbon Monoxide Information


Escape
Escape Planning Info Sheet
Home Fire Escape Planning Tips
Plan Your Escape Info Card


Reminder — Recreational Open Air Burning Requires a Permit

There is a permit system in place for regulating and controlling recreational fires within the Town of Mattawa. The permit is required from April 1st until October 31st. The annual cost for a fire permit is $20 for the year and the permit holder is issued guidelines for making a safe recreational fire.

So, before you light that fire, be sure to obtain your permit at the Municipal Office during regular business hours. For further information refer to Recreational Open Air Burning.