2017 Christmas Parade of Lights !

The Christmas Parade of Lights was held on Saturday November 25th. It started @ 6:00 pm at the nursing home and made its way to Mike Rodden Arena.

The Mattawa Fire Department float has been updated. New reindeer signed up this year and took their place at the front of the sled !

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First responders including the police, EMS, and firefighters participated in the parade. Businesses, organizations, and residents from Mattawa and the surrounding townships joined the parade on floats and foot. Mattawa Fire Department would like to sincerely thank all participants for their efforts. Each year, prizes are awarded for best float, $100.00 for 1st place, $75.00 for 2nd place, and $50.00 for 3rd place.

This year, F.J.McElligott Voyageurs, Mattawa Mental Health Support Centre, Mattawa Rockets, Foodland, École Élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Anne and École Secondaire Catholique Élisabeth-Bruyère, St. Alban Anglican Church, Home Hardware, Papineau Cameron Fire Department and Gingras RC entered in the competition.

The Mattawa Rockets took 1st place. Thanks to the coaching staff and parents for making the kids part of this! Thanks to sponsors that supported the Mattawa Rockets with the float, Anderson Trucking and Twiggs and Berries! Rumour has it that the awesome cheering by the participating kids helped with the 1st place finish!
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The Papineau Cameron Fire Department took 2nd place with their Lego costumes. Their float displayed the fire safety message that was promoted by the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office this year in Fire Prevention Week, Have two ways out!.

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Richard Gingras took 3rd place with a collection of remote control cars.

Santa and the reindeer took up the rear of the parade.


Fun was had by all parade attendees at the arena! Many thanks to all families that came out to support the event! Free skating was enjoyed!

Refreshments were served.

Santa chatted with the kids and handed out!

We invite Mattawa and surrounding townships to make this bigger and better next year!


Many thanks to Josie Dinsmore Photography for sharing her 2017 Christmas Parade of Lights album ! Click on the Facebook icon to see all the photos!

Mattawa's 2017 Christmas Parade Of Lights!

Posted by Josie Dinsmore Photography on Thursday, December 7, 2017

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 FireSafety

Smoking Fire Safety

Heating Fire Safety

Heating Fire Safety


Fire Safety Equipment


Plan Your Escape

2017 Christmas Parade

The Mattawa Fire Department Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday
November 25th @ 6:00 pm

The parade will start at the Nursing Home and proceed to Mike Rodden Arena.

Free skating for everyone from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Mike Rodden Arena.

Refreshments will be served.

Santa will be there handing out to all the kids!

Kidde Recall of Fire Extinguishers

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has made the Mattawa Fire Department aware of a recall of fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde between March 2009 and February 2015.

Consumer inquiries should be immediately directed to contact Kidde at (855) 233-2882 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend to determine whether their extinguishers are affected. They may also visit

Read Kidde Recall Notice.