April Fire Safety Message

Public Education Opportunities and Resources for April 2020

From the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

Make Your Plan

The following opportunities and resources can be included in your public fire safety education plans for April 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 April?

  • 9% of annual loss fires occur in April
  • Average of 48 injuries
  • Average of 6 fatalities
  • Top ignition sources:
  • Cooking equipment
  • Cigarettes
  • Heating equipment

April’s Fire Safety Concerns

  • Cooking
  • Smoking
  • Heating equipment

Educational Opportunities

With many adults and kids at home in response to COVID-19, it is especially important to remind people of what they can do to ensure their home is fire safe. The following media and social media resources can be used to remind them how to prevent fires, of the importance of installing working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and of the importance of home fire escape planning.

Prevention:

Cooking Safety:

Smoking:

Heating Safety:

Spring Fire Safety Tips:

Open Air Burning:

Detection:

Start planning your Spring smoke/CO alarm campaign

There are a number of smoke alarm (French) and carbon monoxide (French) resources available to help you with smoke/CO alarm campaigns in your communities.

Escape:

Home Fire Escape Planning:

Monday, March 23, 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: mail@ektwp.ca
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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