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


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