OFM Public Education – August 2018

What’s the risk in August?

2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities are for civilians only):

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in August
  • Average of 35 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities

Fire Safety
Top ignition sources include cigarettes, cooking equipment, and electrical distribution equipment.

Smoking Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

Primary fire safety concerns for August include barbecues, cottage fires, smoking, and electrical fires.

Barbecue Safety
Cottage Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips:

TSSA Summer Smart Handbook
Fire Safety Tips During Power Outages


Fire Safety Equipment


Plan Your Escape