OFM Public Education – February 2019


What’s the risk in February?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in February
  • Average of 40 injuries
  • Average of 7 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


February’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • carbon monoxide

Prevention

Barn Fire Prevention:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently released three new videos on Barn Fire Safety .

Fire Safety & Prevention Resource Guide for Child Welfare Professionals

Cooking Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
TSSA Winter Wise Booklet
TSSA Winter Wise Brochure


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

February 18 is Family Day!

Practice your home fire escape plan with your family.

Plan Your Escape


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