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.

The OAFC YouTube Channel shares important safety information videos, highlighting exemplary people and organizations in the fire service.  Visit our channel at:

Information and Updates

March 25, 2021 - The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) has once again teamed up with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) on guidelines for the safe usage of outdoor patio heaters. To view a copy of the Patio Heater Safety Guidelines, please click here.  To view a copy of the Patio Heater Safety Checklist, please click here.  To see a copy of the News Release, please click here
March 2021 - Spring is almost here!  The OAFC has lots of important spring and summer safety tips on our website to help keep you safe while you enjoy cooking outdoors, camping, or enjoying time at your seasonal property or in your RV.  Visit the spring and summer fire safety tips section on our website for important fire safety tips!

November 2020 - The OAFC and the fire service wants you to know how to keep you, your family, and your home safe during the winter months.  Visit our winter and holiday safety sections for important tips. If you have any questions regarding fire safety, please contact your local fire department.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - With cooler weather upon us, restaurants, bars, cafes and individuals are using patio heaters to extend the use of their patios and outdoor dining areas into the fall and winter seasons. While these fuel-fired heating units provide welcome warmth and comfort while dining alfresco, they can also pose a danger if they are not installed, operated, and maintained correctly.

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!