Statement from the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs



Office of the Fire Marshal’s report that follows the March 29, 2013 fatal fire in Sharon, Ontario
Ajax – Earlier today, Ontario’s Fire Marshal released a report into the March 29, 2013 fatal fire on Howard Avenue in Sharon, Ontario.  This fire was a tragedy for the family and friends of the Dunsmuir family and for the entire East Gwillimbury community. 
This report serves to highlight the critical importance for homes to have working smoke alarms on all levels, a home fire safety plan that has been practiced and a plan for all vulnerable occupants in the home. 

Going forward the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs will continue to work with our member fire services and municipalities in communicating these critical items to all Ontarians.  In addition we will work to assist in implementing any other recommendations and processes resulting from this report.
Further information on fire safety planning can be found on
For more information:
Richard Boyes
Executive Director
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
905 426 9865
1 800 774 6651