OFM Public Education – April 2018


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

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in April
  • Average of 44 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking, and heating equipment.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for April include cooking, heating equipment, smoking, and electrical fires.

Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Spring Safe Booklet
TSSA Spring Home Safety Checklist


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

OFM Public Education – March 2018


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

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in March
  • Average of 50 injuries
  • Average of 10 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking, and heating equipment (typically woodstoves and chimneys).

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for March include cooking, heating equipment, cigarettes, and carbon monoxide.

Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
What is carbon monoxide?
How to prevent carbon monoxide


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

OFM Public Education – February 2018


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in February
  • Average of 41 injuries
  • Average of 8 fire fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking, and heating equipment (typically woodstoves and chimneys).

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for February include cooking, heating equipment, electrical distribution equipment, and carbon monoxide.

Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
What is carbon monoxide?
How to prevent carbon monoxide


Winter Fire Safety

Fire Safety During Power Outages
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Winter Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Winter Wise Handbook
TSSA Winter Wise Brochure


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

OFM Public Education – December 2017


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

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in December
  • Average of 45 injuries
  • Average of 9 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking, and heating equipment.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for December include cooking, smoking, alcohol, heating equipment, electrical, holiday lighting and candles.


Enjoy A Fire Safe Holiday!

Holiday Fire Safety Info Sheet


Cooking Fire Safety

Cooking Fire Safety


Electrical Fire Safety

Electrical Fire Safety


Smoking Fire Safety

Smoking Fire Safety


Heating Fire Safety

Heating Fire Safety


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

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


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape

2017 Fire Safety and Awareness Open House Great Success!

The second annual fire safety and awareness open house was held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at the Mattawa Fire Hall.

Many families visited and learned more about the numerous tasks that the firefighters perform; they were able to inspect the fire equipment. In addition, many live demonstrations were carried out in the parking lot some of which included participation by attendees. Many businesses contributed to the events and demonstrations as noted below.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) also had representatives attending the event. Families were able to tour the respective vehicles from both agencies and get information about their respective services.

Sparky, the department mascot, enthusiastically participated in the event!


Mattawa Fire Equipment


 
Our future firefighters…
 

 


OPP Equipment


 
Our future police force…
 

 
The OPP brought their high tech toys. They demonstrated their drone. So here is looking at the open house from an entirely different perspective…
 

 


EMS Equipment


 


Sparky

Of course, Sparky, the department mascot, tried to steal the show! Do you know The Story of Sparky the Fire Dog ?
 
Everyone enjoyed having their photos taken with the famous Dalmatian.
 


 


Extrication Procedures

The Mattawa Fire Department would like to thank Monette’s Towing for providing a vehicle that could be used to demonstrate extrication procedures. Firefighters are often called to the scene of motor vehicle accidents and on occasion the vehicle occupants are trapped.
 
The jaws of life and many other extrication tools assist the firefighters in removing the occupants from the vehicles. Several firefighters demonstrated extrication procedures to open house attendees.
 


 


Refreshments

Visitors and volunteers enjoyed coffee and Timbits courtesy of the Mattawa Tim Hortons.

Fire Chief Chad Belanger was the chef for the event. Hot dogs and drinks were served to visitors and volunteers. Many thanks to Huard’s Freshmart for their donation of a portion of the refreshments.


Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations

Ever wonder how difficult it is to use a fire extinguisher? Some attendees were able to find out. A representative from Helyx set up demonstration equipment and, after providing a brief demonstration, gave the fire extinguisher to other volunteers. It is not as easy as it looks!
 


 


Water and Ice Rescue Sled

Perhaps it is not widely known, but the Mattawa Fire Department owns a water and ice rescue sled and immersion suits. The equipment was on display at the open house. This equipment was purchased several years ago to assist with ice water rescue should the need occur.
 


 
Glenn and Leslie Clarke were able to attend the open house and were recognized for their generous donation towards this equipment (read more of their story…).
 

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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.

OFM Public Education – September 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 September?
2006-2015 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:

  • 7% of annual loss fires occur in September
  • Average of 32 injuries
  • Average of 3 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking, and cigarettes.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for September include cooking, smoking, electrical fires, and farm fires.

Cooking Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Information about Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm
Additional information about farm fire safety


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape