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


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


Fire Safety Equipment


Plan Your Escape

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