Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Hunting Fire Safety

Hunting Fire Safety Tips

The Ontario Fire Code requires every ‘dwelling unit’ in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. The term ‘dwelling unit’ includes seasonal homes such as park model trailers, cabins and cottages and also includes trailer homes, motor homes and other recreational vehicles.  

In addition to working smoke alarms, anglers and hunters are encouraged to thoroughly check and clean all heating appliances, (i.e., woodstoves, propane heaters, kerosene heaters, naphtha stoves and lanterns) in their cabins, camps, trailers and recreational vehicles before using them.  Chimneys also need to be inspected for any damage or obstructions prior to use and cleaned if deposits of creosote are present.

Below are some fire safety information tips when you are hunting.