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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.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is pleased to announce the filing of Ontario Regulation 256/14, a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, that comes into force on January 1, 2015, and amends the 2007 Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 213/07) with approximately 120 technical changes.

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.

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