OFM Public Education – May 2019

What’s the risk in May?

  • 10% of annual loss fires occur in May
  • Average of 39 injuries
  • Average of 5 fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • cigarettes

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

May’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • barbecues
  • smoking
  • cottage fires
  • electrical fires
  • fireworks


Barbecue Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Cottage Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

OAFC Spring & Summer Safety Tips
TSSA Spring Safe Booklet
TSSA Spring Home Safety Checklist

Open Air Burning:

As people begin spring cleanups, just a reminder of the Open Air Burning Policies in the town of Mattawa.


Fire Safety Equipment


Plan Your Escape

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