Fire Prevention & Safety

Everyone has the responsibility to keep their families and homes safe. The best ways to do this are to:

  • Prevent fires from starting.
  • Maintain working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas to have as much time to safely escape as possible.
  • Plan and practice a home fire escape plan so everyone in the home knows exactly what to do should the smoke alarms sound.
  • Consider installing residential sprinklers when building a new home or doing extensive renovations.

The Mattawa Fire Department strives to reduce the risk of fire injury and loss through our fire prevention and public education efforts. Fire prevention and public education are mandated by the Fire Protection and Prevention Act that was issued in 1997. This includes fire safety education, preparing fire safety plans, and inspections of buildings to ensure that they are being maintained fire safe. Buildings may be inspected as a result of a complaint, by request or proactively where an increased fire risk has been identified.

The Mattawa Fire Department is here to help you identify and reduce fire risk.

Your first step towards fire prevention and safety should include a complete cleanup of your home or cottage, identifying and removing all hazards. You may want to consider imposing a strict smoking policy within your home or cottage.