From The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

Public Education Opportunities and Resources for February 2020

Make Your Plan

The following opportunities and resources can be included in your public fire safety education plans for February to support education efforts in your communities. A public education planning and tracking template is available to plan and track your activities for every month of the year. To download the template, click on the download arrow in the top right corner here.  Using this planning and tracking template helps fire departments produce an annual report on public education activities. Click here to download a sample annual report template.

What’s the risk in February?

  • 8% of annual loss fires occur in February
  • Average of 42 injuries
  • Average of 7 fire fatalities
  • Top ignition sources:
  • Heating equipment
  • Cooking
  • Electrical distribution equipment

*2009-2018 Ontario avg. fire losses, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

February’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • Heating equipment
  • Cooking
  • Electrical distribution equipment
  • Carbon monoxide

Educational Opportunities


Heating Safety:

Cooking Safety:

Electrical Safety:

February 17 is Family Day:

Carbon Monoxide:

Fire department resources:

  • Resources you can use to support CO initiatives and campaigns are available to download (French). Tweet links to them, or print and distribute them when delivering presentations in your community
  • More resources are available from TSSA


Winter Fire Safety Tips:

Barn Fire Prevention:

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has produced three videos on reducing the risk of barn fires.

Videos are available here: 

Other barn fire prevention resources from OMAFRA are available here. (French)

Additional resources on barn fire safety are available from the Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators (OFLSE).



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Home Fire Escape Planning:


Stay Connected

We’d love to hear from you! Tell us about your public education plans for your community! Send an email to and put “Public Education Plans” in the subject line.

Email us if you have questions about public education in your community. Let us know about specific programs that work well in your community or specific public education topics you would like addressed in an upcoming notice.


Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management © 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email:
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