OFM Public Education PSA/template access issues

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      Sean DonovanSean Donovan

      I’ve been going through some trials and tribulations with access to the Office of the Fire Marshall Public Education shareable files and wanted to give a heads up to anyone who may have previously used this resource.

      This is for the templates that are specific to certain campaigns and seasons (holiday safety, CO detectors, etc) and are available via the OFM PubEd monthly e-newsletter.

      If you clink on the link provided in the e-bulletin on the specific topic you’re interested in, you are directed to either the Ontario.ca main website, the Solgen subpage or directly to the Fire Marshall page however you do not get access to the document you wanted. I spoke to someone at OFM and apparently this is due to a combination of high staff turn over and the sudden move of OFM to the ontario.ca webpage format. He admits it is a frustrating problem that is hopefully going to be corrected soon. He gave me another point of contact who I have emailed to hopefully get an update from.

      I’ve noticed quite a few of these templates available through this site so all is not lost however, the “pre-stamped” OFM website that is clearly displayed on those templates is obviously out of date and will not work. It will take you (eventually) to the new Ontario.ca page but not all the way down to the OFM page.

      I’ve been using this site to obtain similar templates then e-scribbling out the old OFM url. If anyone else has tips on where to access templates like this I would be very interested in finding out.

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      Kevin MeijerinkKevin Meijerink

      Most of the OFM resources have been moved onto their Sharepoint site. I just logged on and had no problem grabbing the single page info sheets, which include a field to put your fire service’s info into.

      The following came out in an email:
      Information for the public (Fire Marshal Communiqués, media releases, fire safety tips, etc.) will be posted on Ontario.ca. This information will continue to circulate to fire services and industry stakeholders using the OFM’s email distribution lists and, where appropriate, on our Twitter accounts @ONFireMarshal and @IncendiesON. All specialized information and resources (technical guidelines, public education resources, etc.) will be available on a new SharePoint online site designed for fire services’ and stakeholders’ unique needs. The new SharePoint site will facilitate easy, secure and dedicated access to information and resources previously available on the OFM website. Content will be added over the coming weeks and months.

      You can request access here: https://mailchi.mp/ontario/ofm-sharepoint-registration

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