Public Education Opportunities and Resources for SEPT 2018
Make Your Plan
The following opportunities and resources can be included in your public fire safety education plans for September 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 Sept?
§ 7% of annual loss fires occur in September
§ Average of 33 injuries
§ Average of 3 fatalities
§ Top ignition sources:
§ Electrical distribution equipment
*2007-2016 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (injuries and fatalities above are for civilians only)
September’s Fire Safety Concerns
§ Student Housing
§ Electrical Fires
§ Farm Fires
to raise public awareness of smoking safety
§ Share home oxygen information sheets with community partners such as medical oxygen distributors, personal support workers, community health centres or doctors’ offices in your community fire safety and the use of medical oxygen
September Means Fall Fairs!
§ Consider contacting Electrical Safety Authority about partnering to deliver presentations at Fall Fairs about electrical safety on the farm and in the home
§ Fall Fairs also are an opportunity to deliver presentations and distribute information about farm and barn fire safety. Information and resources about farm and barn safety are available at the links below
§ Check with Fall Fair organizers about opportunities to deliver presentations on cooking safety at cooking or baking exhibits. The What’s Cooking for Teens! lesson/presentationcan be adapted for the appropriate audience.
Safe Student Accommodations
Tweet/Post Links to:
§ OMAFRA’s farm safety tips and guidebook, the OFMEM’s farm safety information card, farm fire safety information and resources from Perth East Fire Department and theOFMEM communique on farm fire safety
Finalize your Fire Prevention Week Events and Activities - October 7 - 13, 2018!
§ Stay tuned for Fire Prevention Week resources coming soon to the OFMEM website!
Coffee with a Firefighter
Tweet/Post links to:
Send print PSAs to local newspapers to raise public awareness of:
To Stay or Go! High-rise Fire Safety
§ Tweet/post links to information about high-rise fire safety
Home Fire Escape Planning:
§ Tweet/post links to:
§ Send a home fire escape planning print PSA to local newspapers.
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