While this season may be considered a time to celebrate with family and friends, the fire service knows all too well that the risk of having a fire can increase at this time of year.
To raise awareness on the most common causes of home fire during the holidays and how to prevent them, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (Council) is launching the12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety again this year.
The Fire Marshal & Chief, Emergency Management (and Chair, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council) Tadeusz (Ted) Wieclawek and Matt Pegg, President of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, are encouraging all departments to pledge their support for the province-wide campaign that aims to make this December the most fire safe holiday season on record. Last year, the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety program worked together with 285 fire departments throughout the province. The goal is to have all fire departments participating this year.
On December 10th, the Council will officially launch the campaign with Toronto Fire Services at Nathan Phillips Square with the help of 25 students from the Regent Park School of Music and fire service leaders from across Ontario performing the lyrics to the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety.
To assist fire departments in their local holiday fire safety campaigns, a number of resources are available in English and French from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and at www.safeathome.ca (updates to some resources on this site have occurred).
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