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Public Education and Fire Safety

Fire Officials Frustrated with Lax Views on Smoke Alarms Oshawa Express

Lambton Farmers Lead the Way in Safety with Pilot Project Sarnia Observer

Wellington Welcomed Families for a Day of Fun CountyLive

We Can Do Better: Power to Prevent Fires Lies Within Each of Us, Writes Lazenby Inside Halton

Working Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required by Law, Thunder Bay Firefighters Issue Reminder CBC News

Muskoka Lake Fire Department Encourage Residents to Practice Home Escape Planning on Family Day Muskoka 411

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Issues Caution About Carbon Monoxide Thunder Bay NewsWatch

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Recognized at City Council Meeting for Its’ Public Education and Safety Campaign Barrie Today

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer Technical Standards and Safety Authority

Importance of Carbon Monoxide Alarms Kenora Online

First Responders Have Advice for Snowmobilers CTV News

Sarnia Scalding Victim Hopes Others to Learn from Her Experience Sarnia Observer

Farm Builders Given Strategies to Control Fire Risks Daily Commercial News

Ontario Coroner Reviewing Children in Residential Care and Fire-Related Deaths in Indigenous Communities

Want to Keep Youth in Foster Care Safe? Give Them a Voice, Prof Urges CBC News

Fatal Fires Under Probe Brantford Expositor

Fatal First Nations Fires Under Probe Owen Sound Sun Times

Ontario Chief Coroner Forming Youth Panel into Deaths of Young People in Care CBC News

Youth Will Have Say in Coroner's Review of Group and Foster Home Safety Toronto Star

Ontario's Chief Coroner to Probe Fire-Related Deaths in Indigenous Communities CTV News

58 Fire-Related Deaths in Ontario Indigenous Communities Under Investigation Turtle Island News

Ontario's Chief Coroner to Look at Fire-Related Deaths in Indigenous Communities Toronto Star

Chief Coroner Reviewing Children in Care, Fire Safety in Indigenous Communities Thunder Bay NewsWatch

Research Reports, Articles, and Resources

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Protection Policy for Indigenous Communities CAFC Remarks

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safety First Annual Report, 2016-2017

Disaster Recovery Journal Nuclear Preparedness in Tense Times

NFPA Canadian Fire Department Profile, 2014-2016

University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Sprinkler Systems and Residential Structure Fires – Revisited: Exploring the Impact of Sprinklers for Life and Safety and Fire Spread


Various Dates Grimsby Regional Training Centre Course Offerings

Various Dates Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) Seminars and Symposiums

February 27 OFMEM Continuing Education Session – Mass Casualty and Mass Fatality Planning, Toronto, ON

March 1 A Focus on Cyber Security: What Industry Leading Emergency Managers Need to Know, Brampton, ON

March 15 CSA Z1600 – Emergency Management and Business Continuity Standard Course, St Catharines, ON

March 23-25 2018 Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show, Huntsville, ON

March 27 Making Your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Program Work: Ways to Implement a Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program in Your Community, Toronto, ON

April 19 Public Heroes Awards GTA 2018, North York, ON

April 23-25 Certified Fire Plan Examiner: 3-Day Training with Optional Certification Exam at Seneca College, Toronto, ON

April 25 NFPA 25 Hands-on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems: 3-Day Training at Seneca College, Toronto, ON

May 4-5 OAFC 2018 Trade Show, Mississauga, ON

June 5 Northern Communities – Emergency Management Needs of Persons with Disabilities, Sudbury, ON

June 23-24 Heroes Festival, Wasaga Beach, ON

June 24-26 2018 CASA Annual Conference Charlottetown, PEI

August 20-22 NFPA 13 Hands-On Installation of Sprinkler Systems: 3-Day Training at Seneca College, Toronto, ON

October 3-4 Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference, Toronto, ON

October 22-24 NFPA 25 Hands-on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems: 3-Day Training at Seneca College, Toronto, ON

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Rural King Recalls Electric Blankets and Throws Due to Fire and Burn Hazard US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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