OFM Public Education – January 2017

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

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in January
  • Average of 43 injuries
  • Average of 8 fire fatalities
  • Top ignition sources include heating equipment (1 in 3 fires are related to wood stoves), cooking, and electrical distribution equipment.

Fire Safety
Primary fire safety concerns for January include heating equipment, cooking, electrical distribution equipment, and carbon monoxide. Resources have been identified later in this news item.

Fire Prevention
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month!
Resources for caregivers…

Heating Safety
Heating Fire Safety Info Sheet…

Cooking Safety
Cooking Fire Safety Info Sheet…

Electrical Safety
Electrical Fire Safety Info Sheet…

Carbon Monoxide

What is carbon monoxide?
How to prevent carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide alarm installation requirements
Carbon monoxide alarm tips
Carbon monoxide alarm questions and answers
Carbon monoxide information sheet
Carbon monoxide prevention and safety information
TSSA CO Safety
TSSA Furnace Sticker
TSSA Inspection Tip Sheet

Winter Fire Safety Tips
OAFC Winter Fire Safety Tips
TSSA WinterWise Booklet
TSSA WinterWise Brochure

Smoke Alarm Info Sheet
Smoke Alarm Information

Escape Planning Information Sheet
Home Fire Escape Planning Tips