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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.

On April 1, 2013, the Fire Safety Commission joined four other tribunals to form the new Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) cluster of adjudicative tribunals.

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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Read the latest February articles!

A Message from the Fire Marshal of Ontario

Protect your family from fire: install working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household.

Operational Planning: An Official Guide to Matching Resource Deployment and Risk

Risk and Safety Management Plans (RSMP) for Propane Facilities

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

in Ontario