Fire prevention is an important part of protecting your family from fire. There are a variety of different programs provided to help plan for an emergency.

Always in the event of an emergency call 9-1-1.

Working Smoke and CO Alarms: It is the Law!

It is the law for all Ontario homes to have a working smoke alarm on every story. There must also be a carbon monoxide alarm on each level with a sleeping accommodation. To learn more about smoke alarm safety and laws follow the resources:

Home Escape Plan

Developing a home fire escape plan is important to ensure all members of your family know what to do in the event a fire starts in your home. For more information on how to develop a home escape plan:

Fire Extinguisher Awareness

It is an objective of the Greater Madawaska Fire Department to have all residents of our Township, who may be required to use a fire extinguisher, be capable of doing so with confidence. Extinguishers should be purchased with an ABC rating. There are 5 classes of Fire extinguishers;

  • Class A – These extinguishers typically use water or certain types of dry chemicals to either absorb heat or coat the fire.
  • Class B – This is the type of extinguisher you will want to use for a fire caused by oil or fuel.
  • Class C – These are effective against electrical fires from live wires, panels, and circuit breakers.
  • Class D – These are used on combustible metals. These include magnesium, sodium, aluminum, and titanium.
  • Class K – Commonly used in restaurant kitchens, class K fire extinguishers can effectively put out fires caused by cooking fats, greases, and oils.

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Fire Education Programs

Contact us if you would like the Fire Department to visit your school, community group or event to teach fire safety. A resource for more information about Fire Public Education through the Ontario Government.

Fire Education and Safe Living Partners

Fire departments across Ontario have developed alliances with various organizations and resource agencies to make information and services available to the residents of the jurisdiction which they serve. Please take some time to visit these sites and take advantage of the resources available through them! Each is a valuable source of information on various topics that can help keep you and your family safe and informed. More information links:

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