Fire Marshals Communiques

Communiqués

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The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) posts on its Web site all Fire Marshal’s Communiqué published during the current year and previous three years.
 
Communiqués listed below that have no link are communiqués that have been superseded by another communiqué or OFMEM document, communiqués about events that are past and/or communiqués with content that is out of date or no longer valid.
 
Please note that the telephone number 416-325-3100, mentioned in several of the communiqués listed below, is no longer valid. The current number to contact the OFMEM is 647-329-1100.
 
To obtain a copy of a communiqué that is still current and valid but that is not listed below, please send a request by e-mail to AskOFM.
 

Communiqué Index: 2020

Communiqué Index for 2019

 Number

Title

Date

2020-19

Amendments to O. Reg 263/20 (Rules for Areas in Stage 2) and O. Reg 364/20 (Rules for Areas in Stage 3)

October 22, 2020

2020-18

Staffing Levels and Firefighter Safety

October 6, 2020

2020-17

Reconciliation Agreement on Construction Codes

September 28, 2020

2020-16

Use of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer in Schools

September 10, 2020

2020-15

Fire Drills and the Safe Re-Opening of Schools
Note: see Fire Marshal Directive Total Evacuation Fire Drills in Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 4, 2020

2020-14

COVID-19 Emergency and Vulnerable Occupancies

June 25, 2020      

2020-13

Constable Joe Macdonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund

June 18, 2020

2020-12

COVID-19 Testing for Ontario’s Fire Services

June 12, 2020

2020-11

Modified Ontario Fire College Calendar Offerings and Additional Training Considerations

June 5, 2020

2020-10

First Responders COVID-19 Risk Look-Up Tool Web Portal: Protection of Personal Health Information and Appropriate Use

April 27, 2020

2020-09

Building Code and Fire Code Exemptions for Temporary Health and Residential Facilities

April 14, 2020

2020-08

Public Health Measures to Manage the Spread of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

2020-07

Ontario Regulation 73/20 and Review and Appeal Processes under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

April 9, 2020

2020-06

Access to COVID-19 Status Information by Specified Persons

April 6, 2020

2020-05

Fact Sheet on Use of Expired N95 Masks

April 2, 2020

2020-04

Mitigating Risk to Covid-19

March 26, 2020

2020-02

New Forms For Orders Issued Under The Fire Protection And Prevention Act, 1997

February 11, 2020

2020-01

Provincial Resources for Urban Search And Rescue, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear And Explosive, And Hazardous Materials Incidents

January 8, 2020

 

Communiqué Index: 2019

Communiqué Index for 2019

Number

    Title

Date

2019-07

Community Risk Assessments Guideline Fillable Worksheets Now Available

September 5, 2019

2019-06

Community Risk Assessments Guidelines

July 31, 2019

2019-05

Ontario Regulation 378/18 Community Risk Assessment

July 4, 2019

2019-04

Amendments to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

May 30, 2019

2019-03

Constable Joe MacDonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund

May 7, 2019

2019-02

Ontario Regulation 33/19: Amendments To The Fire Code

March 15, 2019

2019-01

2018 Communiqué List

March 15, 2019

Communiqué Index: 2018

Number
Title
Date
2018-08
December 6, 2018
2018-07
September 28, 2018
2018-06
April 26, 2018
2018-05
March 29, 2018
2018-04
March 22, 2018
2018-03
February 2, 2018
2018-02
January 12, 2018
2018-01
January 12, 2018

Communiqué Index: 2017

Communiqué Index: 2016

Number
Title
Date
2016-18
November 25, 2016
2016-17
November 18, 2016
2016-16
October 31, 2016
2016-15
October 14, 2016
2016-14
September 2, 2016
2016-13
July 14, 2016
2016-12
May 2, 2016
2016-11
April 27, 2016
2016-10
April 27, 2016
2016-09
February 29, 2016
2016-08
February 9, 2016
2016-07
January 29, 2016
2016-06
January 27, 2016
2016-05
January 18, 2016
2016-04
January 14, 2016
2016-03
January 7, 2016
2016-02
January 5, 2016
2016-01
January 5, 2016

Communiqué Index: 2015

Number
Title
Date
2015-12
October 22, 2015
2015-11
Constable Joe MacDonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund
May 12, 2015
2015-10
May 12, 2015
2015-09
May 6, 2015
2015-08
March 27, 2015
2015-07
March 24, 2015
2015-06
March 23, 2015
2015-05
March 18, 2015
2015-04
March 12, 2015
2015-03
February 20, 2015
2015-02
Assistant to the Fire Marshal Identification Cards
February 13, 2015
2015-01
February 13, 2015

Communiqué Index: 2014

Number
Title
Date
2014-22
December 23, 2014
2014-21
December 22, 2014
2014-20
December 11, 2014
2014-19
October 23, 2014
2014-18
October 22, 2014
2014-17
October 16, 2014
2014-16
October 2, 2014
2014-15
September 17, 2014
2014-14
June 24, 2014
2014-13
Facilities Housing Vulnerable Occupants: Webinar on Related Regulations and Fire Marshal’s Directives
May 9, 2014
2014-12
May 6, 2014
2014-11
Municipality/Community and Fire Department Profile Data Collection
May 2, 2014
2014-10
Constable Joe MacDonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund
April 30, 2014
2014-09
April 11, 2014
2014-08
Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Fire Code to Clarify Requirements for Licensed Child Care Programs in Schools
April 8, 2014
2014-07
March 25, 2014
2014-06
March 18, 2014
2014-05
February 21, 2014
2014-04
January 21, 2014
2014-03
January 15, 2014
2014-02
January 15, 2014
2014-01
January 15, 2014

Communiqué Index: 2013

Number
Title
Date
2013-18
December 27, 2013
2013-17
December 16, 2013
2013-16
November 29, 2013
2013-15
November 20, 2013
2013-14
November 19, 2013
2013-13
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Accepting Feedback on Two Proposed Regulations
November 5, 2013
2013-12
September 27, 2013
2013-11
June 28, 2013
2013-10
Firefighter Elevator Safety During Labour Dispute
June 17, 2013
2013-09
June 6, 2013
2013-08
Relocation of Office of the Fire Marshal Head Office in Spring of 2014
June 5, 2013
2013-07
May 23, 2013
2013-06
Constable Joe MacDonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund
May 17, 2013
2013-05
May 10, 2103
2013-04
April 12, 2013
2013-03
March 11, 2013
2013-02
Public Consultation on the Implementation of Technical Advisory Committee Recommendations to Enhance Fire Safety in Occupancies Housing Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Vulnerable Ontarians
January 14, 2013
2013-01
January 14, 2013