OFM Public Education – November 2019

What’s the risk this month?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur
  • Average of 37 injuries
  • Average of 7 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • cigarettes
  • heating equipment

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)

Fire Safety Concerns for this Month

  • heating equipment
  • cooking
  • carbon monoxide
  • smoking


Smoking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1–7, 2019

The Hawkins Gignac Act, 2013 proclaims the week beginning on November 1 of each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. No matter which day of the week it is, November 1 always is the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 am on November 3. Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Fall Fire Safety Tips

TSSA Autumn Watch Booklet
TSSA Autumn Cleanup Checklist


Fire Safety Equipment


Plan Your Escape

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This Week is Fire Prevention Week : October 6-12, 2019!

This year’s fire prevention week theme,

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.
Plan and Practice Your Escape!™

is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around us safe.

If there is a fire in your home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to safely escape.  Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.

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.