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OMFPOA clothing at the Symposium!

As a member of the Ontario Municipal Prevention Officers Association, wear it proud! Imprinted Apparel will be at the Symposium on Tuesday September 10 from 12-5pm and at the Trade Show starting at 6pm. There is an opportunity to pre-order OMFPOA branded clothing for pick up at the symposium. Here is how to go about

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66th OMFPOA Symposium Sponsorship Program

  Dear Members, The OMFPOA Executive Officers are encouraging our members to take advantage of the OFMPOA Symposium Sponsorship Program for the 66th Annual Training and Education Symposium which will be held September 9 – 12, 2024 at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto (located at 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON). First introduced in 2014,

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NFPA 2024 Fire Prevention Week Planning and Resources

NFPA Canadian director Laura King presenting a deep dive into NFPA public education resources and programming, so you can start your FPW 2024 planning! Looking into the data behind the theme, exploring how the theme relates to community risk reduction, and how it jibes with the Ontario Test Your Smoke Alarm campaign.    

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Please see the following release from the OMFEM.

Public Education Matters 

Enhancing Fire Safety Education and Prevention in Your Community

Issue 192, May 5, 2020

Number of Ontario Fire Fatalities Increases by 65%
Over the Same Time Last Year

Dear Fire Chief, Public Educator, Fire Prevention Officer:

Between January 1 and May 4, 2019 there were 31 fire fatalities in Ontario. Over that same period in 2020, there have been 51 fire fatalities, an increase of 65%.

With so many Ontarians now at home because of physical distancing measures due to COVID-19, it is especially important to stress to the public the importance of preventing fires in the home, testing smoke alarms and practicing home fire escape plans.

In support of local public fire safety education efforts by fire departments, the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has developed the attached news release template that can be customized and sent to local media to help urge the public to be vigilant about fire safety. The Fire Marshal has sent a similar news release to media across Ontario.

Also, a broad variety of public fire safety education resources are available on the OFM website (French) to assist in your local public education initiatives. These include:

  • Tweets (French) on a variety of fire safety issues;
  • Social media cards (French) and videos (French);
  • Home fire escape plans video (French);
  • News release templates (French);
  • Information sheets (French);
  • Public service announcements (French).Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have also brought other new concerns and challenges. One such concern is the suggestion that face masks can be decontaminated or sterilized for re-use by heating them in a microwave oven. This practice is a potential fire hazard and should be discouraged. The attached news release template includes a recommendation against this unsafe practice. People should follow the advice and recommendations of medical and health professionals when it comes to the use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE).