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Fire Safety Education Planning for February - OFMEM page 1

Public Education Opportunities and Resources for FEBRUARY 2019

Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

 

 

Make Your Plan

 

The following opportunities and resources can be included in your public fire safety education plans for February to support education efforts in your communities. A public education planning and tracking template is available to plan and track your activities for every month of the year. To download the template, click on the download arrow in the top right corner here.

 

 

What’s the risk in February?

 

§  8% of annual loss fires occur in February

 

§  Average of 40 injuries

 

§  Average of 7 fire fatalities

 

§  Top ignition sources:

§  Heating equipment

§  Cooking

§  Electrical distribution equipment

 

*2008-2017 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

 

Educational Opportunities

 

 

Prevention:

 

Barn Fire Prevention:

 

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has recently released three new videos on reducing the risk of barn fires.

 

Tweet/post links to the videos, which are available here: 

§  video on safety practices when performing hotworks such as welding, grinding and torching

 

Other barn fire prevention resources from OMAFRA are available here. (French)

 

Resources from OFLSE are available here.

 

February’s Fire Safety Concerns

 

§  Heating equipment

§  Cooking

§  Electrical distribution equipment

§  Carbon monoxide

 

 

 

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Comment by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 9, 2019 at 8:59am

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