Public Safety


Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Public Safety

Please review our public safety section on our website as we share important tips to keep you, your family and your home safe all year round.  The left-side navigation menu shares smoke alarm safety, carbon monoxide alarm safety, home fire escape planning, seasonal safety and important notices to help you and your family say fire safe.  If you have any questions regarding fire safety, please contact your local fire department.


Did you know, that working smoke alarms, a home escape plan, combined with a home fire sprinkler system, offer families the highest level of protection and the best opportunity for survival during a home fire?

October 9, 2020 - Fires burn quicker, hotter, faster and more toxic than ever before, requiring fire departments to rely on new technologies to successfully prevent and fight fires. Working smoke alarms, a home escape plan, combined with a home fire sprinkler system, offer families the highest level of protection and the best opportunity for survival during a home fire. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs share some important information on how a home fire sprinkler system, can protect you and your family, in the event of a fire.
 

In Ontario, over 65% of all carbon monoxide injuries and deaths occur in the home. But did you know, that these occurrences can be prevented?

October 8, 2020 - The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs share important steps you and your family can take to ensure you stay carbon monoxide safe in your home, and avoid a potentially deadly accident.
 
 

Did you know that 36% of residential fires where there was a fatality, there was no smoke alarm warning? 

October 7, 2020You may only have just a few seconds to safely escape a fire. That’s why early detection is absolutely vital. But, only working smoke alarms provide those precious seconds you and your family need to safely escape. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs share some simple, yet important steps you and your family can take to stay fire safe in your home.
 
 

Did you know that the number one cause of fires in Ontario is unattended cooking?

October 5, 2020It’s Fire Prevention Week, the perfect opportunity for you and your family to plan and practice fire safety in your home. With more people working and learning from home, residential fires are increasing. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs share some simple, yet important steps you can take to prevent a fire in your kitchen.
 

 


Public & Life Safety

This information is provided by the members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, the Ontario Fire Service, Ontario Fire Educators Association and the Office of the Fire Marshal.  Questions regarding fire education and prevention should be directed to your local fire department.

Prevention is the best way to fight a fire!