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In order to assist you, emergency responders need to be able to find you!

When you call 911 in an emergency, emergency responders can lose precious minutes trying to locate the home, business, or other type of facility that requires assistance if address numbers are not EASILY and CLEARLY visible!

YOU can greatly assist in making this possible!

Some questions, tips and guidelines from the Mattawa Fire Department:

  • Ask your friends, clients, and visitors if they can clearly see the property number.
  • Is the property number clearly visible in both daylight and at night?
    • Is there enough contrast in the numbers versus the background on which they are displayed?
    • Are the numbers faded, do they need to be painted, or replaced?
    • Are there lights near the numbers to make them more visible?
    • Are the numbers reflective?
  • Bigger is better!
    • Recommendation for single-family homes is at least 4″ high lettering.
    • Recommendation for multiple dwelling units is at least 6″ high lettering.
  • Do the numbers face the street on which the property resides?
    • Are the numbers visible in both directions? You never know in which direction emergency assistance may approach.
    • If there is a driveway to a property, then the numbers need to be clearly visible at the accessing road.
  • Trim, trim, trim…
    • Bushes, flowers, vines, trees, weeds can easily obscure property numbers in spring, summer, and fall.
    • Move anything that may obscure the property numbers.
  • Winter surprises…
    • Clear snow and ice to make all property numbers clearly visible.

COVID-19 – A Message from Big Joe!

From Big Joe… I am looking forward to a lot of photo opportunities this summer!

I hope that you will take the opportunity for a photograph with me! Let’s choose to be COVID-safe! Show me your mask!

Until most people are protected by vaccinations and health officials tell us we can relax our safety measures, it is important to continue being cautious with our behaviors and interactions.

Many thanks to the Mattawa Museum for providing my Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the Mattawa Fire Department for assisting with installation.

Dan O’Grady, Troy Whalley the installation was painless! Thank you!
Personal thanks to Paul Dupras, Dan O’Grady, Troy Whalley, Paul Lafreniere…

The Mattawa & Area Health Hub with support from volunteers from organizations such as the Mattawa Fire Department have been instrumental in organizing and implementing vaccine clinics and moving our community towards a different place than we have been for a while!

Continue to be STRONG & SAFE Mattawa!

OFM Public Education – May 2021


What’s the risk this month?

  • 10% of annual loss fires occur
  • Average of 42 injuries
  • Average of 5 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • electrical distribution equipment
  • cigarettes

*2010-2019 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


Fire Safety Concerns for this Month

  • barbecues
  • cooking
  • smoking
  • electrical fires

Prevention

Barbecue Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety

Spring Fire Safety Tips

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

Open Air Burning

As you begin your spring clean-ups and take the opportunity to enjoy outdoor fires, we ask that you be mindful of fire safety with Open Air Burning.


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


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OFM Public Education – April 2021


What’s the risk this month?

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur
  • Average of 47 injuries
  • Average of 6 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • cigarettes

*2010-2019 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


Fire Safety Concerns for this Month

  • heating equipment
  • cooking equipment
  • smoking

Prevention

Heating Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety

March Break is deferred to Spring Break April 12-16 in response to COVID-19

Spring Break is a great opportunity for your family to practice your Home Fire Escape Plan and ensure that you have working Smoke Alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.

Spring Fire Safety Tips

TSSA Spring Safe Booklet
TSSA Spring Home Safety Checklist

Open Air Burning

As you begin your spring clean-ups and take the opportunity to enjoy outdoor fires, we ask that you be mindful of fire safety with Open Air Burning.


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


Stay Connected !

Subscribe to our news by registering your email address on this website to receive regular updates about events, fire safety, etc.

OFM Public Education – March 2021


What’s the risk this month?

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur
  • Average of 52 injuries
  • Average of 8 fire fatalities

Top ignition sources:

  • cooking equipment
  • heating equipment
  • cigarettes

*2010-2019 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)


Fire Safety Concerns for this Month

  • heating equipment
  • cooking equipment
  • cigarettes
  • carbon monoxide

Prevention

March 15-19 is March Break

March Break is a great opportunity for your family to practice your Home Fire Escape Plan and ensure that you have working Smoke Alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.

March 14 – Daylight Saving Time Starts, Change your Clocks, Change your Batteries

Clocks will move forward one hour at 2 am on March 14.

Heating Fire Safety
Cooking Fire Safety
Smoking Fire Safety
Carbon Monoxide


Detection

Fire Safety Equipment


Escape

Plan Your Escape


Stay Connected !

Subscribe to our news by registering your email address on this website to receive regular updates about events, fire safety, etc.