The OAFC's mission is to lead innovation and excellence in public and life safety. To accomplish this, we provide people with information about fire prevention and detection, escape planning, limiting carbon monoxide (CO) exposure, Fire Code compliance, seasonal and holiday safety tips, fire equipment and more. Check out the important information below, compiled by Ontario's fire service leaders, to learn how to keep your family, home and community safe!
|Fire and Carbon
|Review common sources of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) hazards, such as cooking, heating, candles, lighters/matches and electrical, learning how to limit risks in your home or business.|
|Smoke Alarms||Smoke alarms are required by law in Ontario. Review how to install and maintain smoke alarms. Only working smoke alarms save lives.|
|If you have anything that poses a CO threat in your home, such as fuel-burning appliances, you need CO alarms. Don't become a victim of this silent killer.|
|Fire Escape Plans||Every household should make and practice a home escape plan, ensuring you plan two ways out of every room.|
|Fire Extinguishers||In the event of a small, contained fire, having a fire extinguisher handy to eliminate the blaze is important.|
|Home Sprinklers||Home sprinklers, combined with smoke alarms, offer families the highest level of protection in a home fire. This page outlines the benefits of home sprinklers and de-bunks common myths about how they operate.|
|Seasonal Safety||Each season brings with it new safety hazards. Review summer, autumn, winter, and spring safety tips to remain safe all year round.|
|Holiday Safety||From decorating, cooking for the family, wearing costumes and more, holidays present unique safety risks that you should be aware of and know how to prevent.|
|Your Role in
|Everyone has a role in fire safety. Review specific (legal) requirements of homeowners, business owners, landlords and tenants when it comes to fire prevention, detection and reporting.|
This information is provided by the members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, the Ontario fire service, the Ontario Association of Fire Educators (OAFE) committee and the Office of the Fire Marshal. Questions regarding fire education and prevention should be directed to your local fire department.