Ministry of the
Solicitor General


Communiqué du commissaire des incendies


Communiqué 2019-07

September 5, 2019

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) recently released the Technical Guideline on Community Risk Assessments, TG-02-2019.

The guideline is designed to assist municipalities and fire departments in territories without municipal organization in conducting community risk assessments and making informed decisions about fire protection services in accordance with Ontario Regulation 378/18. The guideline can be viewed and downloaded at the following link.

The guideline includes sample worksheets that can be used to assist in the documentation and analysis of data and information related to the mandatory community profiles outlined in the regulation. These worksheets are now available to be individually downloaded from the OFMEM website here as fillable forms to record and analyze the data/information.

For further information on the Technical Guideline on Community Risk Assessments, please contact the OFMEM at or by telephone at (647) 329-1100 or 1-800-565-1842. In addition, you can contact Field and Advisory Services by telephone at 1-844-638-9560 or by email at