Fire Prevention Week is Just Around the Corner: October 7-13, 2018!

This year’s fire prevention week campaign,

Look. Listen. Learn.
Be Aware.
Fire can happen anywhere.

 
works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely in the event of one. This theme aligns with the 3 principles of Prevention, Detection, and Escape.

LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. That’s Prevention!

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should meet. That’s Detection!

LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter. That’s Escape!

OFM Public Education – September 2018


What’s the risk in September?

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):

  • 7% of annual loss fires occur in September
  • Average of 33 injuries
  • Average of 3 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

Primary fire safety concerns for September include student housing, farm fires, smoking, and electrical fires.

Parent’s Guide to Finding Fire-Safe Student Accommodation
Safe Student Accommodations 101
Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm
Farm Safety Information Card


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

Fire Safety in Student Accommodations

College and university students will soon be heading to school and living on their own – in many cases for the first time. Fire safety is very important when renting rooms, apartments and other lodging.

Parent’s Guide to Finding Fire-Safe Student Accommodation

Safe Student Accommodations 101 – 10 tips for the student for a safe place to live.

Students, watch some of the videos at Knowfire.ca!

OFM Public Education – August 2018


What’s the risk in August?

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in August
  • Average of 35 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

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

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips:

TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
Fire Safety Tips During Power Outages


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

Sky Lanterns should not be launched during a FIRE BAN!

A sky lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. A sky lantern may land when the flame is still alight, making it a fire hazard. It may also catch fire while still in the air and although the paper will burn quickly the flame source may remain lit until it hits the ground.

The Mattawa Fire Department would like to emphasize that this is an OPEN FLAME and as such sky lanterns should ABSOLUTELY NOT be launched while a FIRE BAN is in effect!

Your cooperation would be appreciated.
 
Let’s jointly protect our community and surrounding areas from fires!

OFM Public Education – July 2018


What’s the risk in July?

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in July
  • Average of 32 injuries
  • Average of 4 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

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

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed. For more information about current forest fire danger, forest fire activity across the province visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips:

TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

OFM Public Education – June 2018


What’s the risk in June?
2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in June
  • Average of 29 injuries
  • Average of 4 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

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

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure their fires are properly managed. For more information about current forest fire danger, forest fire activity across the province visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires

June is Seniors’ month, check our new links for information related to fire safety for seniors on our Public Education Page.

Spring/Summer Fire Safety Tips:

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
TSSA Top Tips for a Safer Summer


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape