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Beat the Silent Killer.

Install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.

Ensure all fuel-burning appliances in your home are inspected annually.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Ontario Regulation 194/14 came into force on October 15, 2014.

Cottage Fire Safety

It’s the law for all Ontario homes, cottages, cabins and seasonal homes to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. To minimize the risk of fire and burn injury, the fire service recommends these cottage fire safety tips.

Fire Safety Courses for Improving Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians Training for Owners/Operators, Chief Fire Officials and Supervisory Staff of Care Occupancies, Care and Treatment Occupancies and Retirement Homes

Preparing for Floods

The Perfect Meal

Safe Student Accommodations 101

Student Accommodation - A Parent’s Guide to Finding Fire-safe Accommodation

Every year, thousands of students move away from home for the first time to attend college or university.  To ensure that students are safe in their new accommodations, the Office of the Fire Marshal has prepared tip sheets to provide both students and their parents with important fire and life safety tips.


Emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time. That’s why everyone in Ontario is encouraged to be prepared: make a plan, build a kit and stay informed.

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Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Integrated Risk Management Web Tool – a building fire risk assessment tool

Risk and Safety Management Plans (RSMP) for Propane Facilities

Important fire safety tips during power outages!

To reduce fire risk during a power outage, the Office of the Fire Marshal recommends following the following safety tips: Electrically-connected smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will not work when the power is out. Homeowners should ensure they have battery-operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to provide early warning of fire and carbon monoxide. More



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Did You Know?


Careless cooking
is the
#1 cause of
fire-related injuries

in Ontario