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

St. Victor’s school students visit Mattawa fire hall

St. Victor’s school students visited the Mattawa fire hall on Friday, June 23rd, 2017. The children and adult supervisors were greeted by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Dupras.

The children immediately asked whether the department had a dog! Goes to show how Sparky makes an impression. They also wondered where all the other firefighters were. It was explained to them that the firefighters are volunteers and have other jobs. There were many questions about the gear that the firefighters wear, why are the helmets different colours, questions about the man down alarms, the flashlights on the helmets, etc. Very inquisitive minds!

The kids were very excited when Fire Chief Chad Belanger arrived as now the boss was there!

In spite of the the children were able to see the gear that the firefighters wear, get into the fire trucks, tour the back of the rescue van, and see the ice water rescue equipment while nice and dry inside the fire hall.

A great time was had by all! Everyone left smiling wearing their very own fire hat!

Public school students visit the Mattawa fire hall

Mattawa District Public School jk and sk students visited the Mattawa fire hall on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. The excited children could be heard as they walked down McConnell St. towards the fire hall. As they spotted the fire trucks that were parked outside the fire hall with all their lights flashing…

WOW those are real fire trucks!

 
The children and adult supervisors were greeted by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Dupras and firefighters Caleb Jodouin and Ernie Lamirante.



There were many questions about the gear that the firefighters wear, the ice water rescue equipment, and the fire trucks. Some of the children were eager to share stories where they had experienced some type of event related to fire.



But most of all they all wanted to get into the fire trucks, pretend to drive, blow the horns!



It certainly looked like they enjoyed their visit! Everyone left smiling wearing their very own fire hat!


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


OFM Public Education – May 2017


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

  • 10% of annual loss fires occur in May
  • Average of 39 injuries
  • Average of 6 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for May include barbecues, smoking, cottage fires, electrical fires, and fireworks. Resources have been identified later in this news item.


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…


Electrical Safety
Electrical Safety Tips…
Electrical Safety Info Sheet…


Spring Fire Safety Tips
OAFC Spring and Summer Fire Safety Tips
TSSA Spring Safe Handbook
TSSA Spring Home Safety Checklist


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