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Fire Marshal's News Releases

Fire Marshal's News Releases

Fire Marshal's News Releases 2020

Fire Marshal Warns Ontarians to Never Use Microwave Ovens to Sterilize Face Masks – May 5, 2020
Dismissing Smoke Alarm Plays Role in North Toronto Fatal Fire – February 25, 2020


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2019

Ethanol-fueled appliances pose serious fire safety risks – August 30, 2019


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2016

Lack of Fire Detection Plays Role in Two Fatal Hamilton Fires – October 12, 2016


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2014

Fatal Fire Investigation Confirms The Need For Early Detection – August 13, 2014


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2013

Protect your Family During Power Outages – December 24, 2013
Ontario Fire Marshal Warns of Hazardous Dishwashers – November 1, 2013
Protecting Seniors and Vulnerable Ontarians, Government Mandating Sprinklers in Care Homes for Seniors, People with Disabilities – May 9, 2013
Extreme caution urged during flood emergencies and power outages – April 23, 2013
Delay in Fire Detection Plays Role In East Gwillimbury Fatal Fire – April 3, 2013


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2012

Safe at Home for the Holidays – December 13, 2012
Prevent Fire Before It Starts This Halloween – October 29, 2012
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Says Fire Service – June 27, 2012
Ontario Fire Code Public Consultation on Web Now – May 15, 2012
248 East Boundary Road Fire Investigation Complete – April 27, 2012
Partnership to Reduce Arson Fires in Niagara Region - February 21, 2012
Niagara Region MOU Targets Arson Prevention - February 21, 2012


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2011

Report Released on North Perth Fire Service Fatalities - November 8, 2011
Stop Fire Before it Starts this Halloween - October 27, 2011
OFM & Barrie Fire Team Up to Protect Families from Fire - October 11, 2011
Fire Prevention Week is Here! - October 7, 2011
Install Working Smoke Alarms: It's the Law! - August 16, 2011
Sutton Fire Caused by Faulty Wiring - July 15, 2011
200 Wellesley Street Fire Investigation Complete - July 5, 2011
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Says Fire Service - June 30, 2011
Working smoke alarms are essential in seasonal homes and recreational vehicles - June 16, 2011
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Says Fire Service - May 20, 2011
OFM and OPP Promote Cottage Safety - May 19, 2011
Listowel Fatal Fire Investigation Update - April 13, 2011
Be Fire-Safe While Participating in Earth Hour - March 25, 2011
Fire at Listowel Business Claims the Lives of Two Firefighters - March 18, 2011
Practise Home Fire Escape Planning this Family Day - February 17, 2011
McGuinty Government Appoints Experienced Veteran - January 28, 2011


Fire Marshal's News Releases 2010

Deadly cooking fires in province dampen holiday spirits - December 17, 2010
Practicing Holiday Fire Safety - December 9, 2010
Fire officials team up to prevent deadly fires over the holidays - December 8, 2010
While changing your clocks, change your smoke alarm batteries – November 4, 2010
Protect Yourself from Open Flames this Halloween – October 29, 2010
Fire Prevention Week is Here - October 1, 2010
Sunrise Propane Explosion - August 4, 2010
20-pound propane cylinders - the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority warn the public of safety issues - May 5, 2010
Be Fire Safe While Participating in Earth Hour - March 25, 2010
Practise Home Fire Escape Planning on Family Day - February 15, 2010