Introducing the Learn Not to Burn Program

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ON LNTB Campaign Poster

Click on the picture for more details on the program.

Are you an Educator who wants to know more about the Learn Not To Burn Curriculum?  Contact the Fire Department at (705) 853-4536 and scheudle a visit with our Fire Prevention Team.

Public Education Matters! - Beat the Silent Killer

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OFMEM Crest  Public Education Matters 

                 Enhancing Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community                                         

Issue 114, September 24, 2015

Beat the Silent Killer

“Beat the Silent Killer”:

Second Annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - November 1-7

Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator/Fire Prevention Officer:

Ontario’s second annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week takes place from November 1 to 7, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to raise public awareness about the carbon monoxide alarm requirements and how people can prevent the build-up of CO in their homes. 

A variety of resources are available to help you raise awareness in your communities. They include:

 

Traditional Media Materials:

  • A news release template fire departments can customize and send to local media.
  • A radio public service announcement script that fire departments can take to local radio stations. Ask that the script be read on-air, or ask if a member of the fire department can record the script to be played on-air.
  • Sample tweets that can be used to promote awareness of CO alarm requirements and the prevention of CO build-up. Include hashtags in your tweets so that all CO Awareness Week related tweets are grouped together on Twitter. Any messages or pictures you tweet regarding carbon monoxide should be tagged with #COSafety.
  • A colour web banner that can be added to your website.
  • Public information cards and an infographic that can be posted on websites, Facebook, Pinterest, or used as hand-outs.
  • A poster with CO safety messages that fire departments can use by inserting a picture and the name of your fire chief and posting on websites, Facebook, Pinterest, or used as a hand-out.
  • Qs and As explaining the CO alarm requirements outlined in the Fire Code.

Social Media:

Other Resources:

Resources are available in both English and French on the OFMEM’s  public education resources website.  Follow the login instructions provided: enter PEP as the user name and PEP001 as the password. Open the Carbon Monoxide folder, then the 2015 Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week folder and right click on the files you want to download. Click on "Save Target As" to save the file to your computer.

In addition, TSSA’s website COsafety.ca has a variety of resources to assist in raising awareness about CO. This includes a “Find A Contractor” site to help the public find local, registered contractors who can inspect their fuel-burning appliances and equipment to prevent carbon monoxide build-up in their homes.

The OFMEM wants to hear from you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your ideas and plans for CO Awareness Week so we can share your successes with fire departments across the province!

 

Public Education Matters! TVO Kids and OFMEM want you to push two buttons

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OFMEM Crest Public Education Matters 

       Enhancing Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community                                         

Issue 113, September 22, 2015

TVOKids and the OFMEM want all families to

"Push 2 Buttons!"

Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator/Fire Prevention Officer:

TVOKids and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) are partnering once again to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. This year, Ontario families are being asked to test both the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes to make sure they are working.

This year’s fall campaign begins on October 5th and ends on October 18th.

A poster is available to help promote the campaign. Please distribute it as widely as possible in your community: send it to local media, hang the poster throughout your community, or drop it off at local schools and ask that it be displayed during the campaign. Consider asking school principals to make an announcement over the school PA system during morning and afternoon announcements. A script for use in schools is available as well as sample tweets to promote the campaign.

To access the Push 2 Buttons campaign promotional materials: Go to www.ofmsps.ca/PEP. When prompted, enter "PEP" as the user name and "PEP001" as the password. Click on “documents” on the left hand side. Locate the 2015 Push 2 Buttons folder and right click on the files you want to download and click on "Save Target As" to save the file to your computer.

Encourage everyone in your community to “Push 2 Buttons!” and test the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. Kids at home will love the permission to test the alarms to see if they are working. Adults, whether homeowners or renters, will have peace of mind knowing that they and their families have early warning when they hear the sound.

Kids are encouraged to go to tvokids.comfrom October 5-18th and enter the number of alarms they have tested. The number will be added to the TVOKids “Push 2 Buttons!” counter. Kids will also be able to print a special certificate.

 

For some added fun, TVOKids.com has a great online and interactive fire safety game for children 11 and under. Hot Spot or Not encourages players to identify fire safety hazards in a house or apartment, room by room.