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…

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 Planning Info Sheet
Home Fire Escape Planning Tips
Plan Your Escape Info Card
High-rise fire safety