Open Air Burning

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Call for Creative Volunteers: Social Media Committee Relaunch

Dear OMFPOA Members, We are excited to announce the revival of our Social Media Committee! Previously, our committee played a crucial role in designing and sharing public education content across our social media platforms. Due to recent changes in personnel, the committee has been on hiatus, and we are now eager to rebuild this vital

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Passing of an Active Member from Brampton Fire

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charles Li, an esteemed and active member of Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (BFES). Charles began his career with BFES in 2015. He will be remembered for his radiant smile and cheerful nature, which brightened the lives of everyone around him. Charles

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NFPA 2024 Fire Prevention Week Planning and Resources

The OMFPOA is thrilled to team up with the OAFE and NFPA to keep this workshop series going. The 2024 Fire Prevention Week theme will be revealed in mid-June at NFPA’s annual conference and expo. Join NFPA Canadian director Laura King on June 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a deep dive into NFPA public education

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Open air burning such as camp fires, chimneys, burn barrels and burning of brush or grass are typically covered under a municipal by-law.  Therefore persons considering having an open air fire, should contact their local fire department to ensure you know the local requirements prior to starting any fires.  Many municipalities have a burn permit system.  Where open air burning is permitted your local fire department will provide you with a list of safe burning requirements such as attending to the fire, having water available and size of the fire.  Fire departments monitor local conditions and will implement burn bans when conditions are too dangerous for open air burning.