What’s the risk in May?
2006-2015 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management:
- 10% of annual loss fires occur in May
- Average of 39 injuries
- Average of 6 fatalities
- Top ignition sources include electrical distribution equipment, cooking equipment, and cigarettes.
Primary fire safety concerns for May include barbecues, smoking, cottage fires, electrical fires, and fireworks. Resources have been identified later in this news item.
TSSA Tips for the Safe Use of Barbecues…
Smoking Fire Safety Info Sheet…
Cottage Fire Safety Tips…
Fireworks Safety Tips…