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.
The Fire Marshal is challenging all Ontario residents to stay fire safe this holiday season. Everyone can help prevent home fires. Here are tips on preventing some of the common causes of home fires.
The first-ever Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1-7, 2014. Ontario law now requires carbon monoxide alarms be installed in all homes and other residential buildings where there is a carbon monoxide risk.
Find out what you need to do to Beat the Silent Killer.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.