What’s the risk in July?
2006-2015 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:
- 8% of annual loss fires occur in July
- Average of 27 injuries
- Average of 4 fatalities
- Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.
Primary fire safety concerns for July include barbecues, cottage fires, and forest fires.
TSSA Tips for the Safe Use of Barbecues…
Smoking Fire Safety Info Sheet…
Cottage Fire Safety Tips…
People having outdoor fires must follow strict guidelines under the Forest Fires Prevention Act of Ontario to ensure that their fires are properly managed.
For more information about current forest fire danger and forest fire activity across the province visit Forest Fires.
Fireworks Safety Tips…