Overview

Fire Safety & Public Education Overview

The Public Fire Safety Education Unit of the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) develops public education and media resources that fire services can use to raise public awareness of fire prevention and safety in their communities.

Everyone has the responsibility to keep their families and homes safe from fire. 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. Not only do smoke alarms save lives, they are required by law;
  • plan and practice a home fire escape plan so everyone in the home knows exactly what to do should the smoke alarms sound in an emergency; and
  • consider installing residential sprinklers when building a new home or doing extensive renovations.

Information and resources about how to keep your loved ones and valued possessions safe from fire are available at the links on this page. Email us if you are looking for more information.