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Fire Safety

The Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (FPPA) requires all municipalities in Ontario to establish a program which must include public education with respect to fire safety. These public fire and life safety education programs aim to increase awareness about fire prevention and life safety to reduce the loss of life and property within the City of Markham.

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Fire Prevention Week 2018 Overview 


This year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) campaign (Oct 7  13, 2018), “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” worked to educate people about three basic, but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire - and how to escape safely in the event of one: 

LOOK
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. 

LISTEN
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet. 

LEARN 
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter. 

Learn more about Fire Prevention Week HERE.


Fire Safety Resources

Fire Safety Brochures:

Fire Safety Brochures in Chinese:


Fire Safety Videos

Our fire safety videos have been created to address the typical questions we receive when we are out in the public at community events. The topics covered are smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, BBQ fire safety and candle fire safety. Each video is short so that you can gather the specific information you need.

The videos are also offered in 8 languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Tamil, Turkish, Russian and American Sign Language (ASL). We will continue to produce additional videos in the future that will cover even more topics as well as additional languages.

View Fire Safety Videos in English

View Fire Safety Videos In English

View Fire Safety Videos in Cantonese and Mandarin

View Fire Safety Videos In Chinese

View Fire Safety Videos in Farsi

View Fire Safety Videos In Farsi

View Fire Safety Videos in Greek

View Fire Safety Videos In Greek

View Fire Safety Videos in Tamil

View Fire Safety Videos In Tamil

View Fire Safety Videos in Turkish

View Fire Safety Videos In Turkish

View Fire Safety Videos in Russian

fire safety videos in Russian

View Fire Safety Videos in American Sign Language(ASL)

Two Unit Residential Dwelling Fire Safety "Fire Safety 2 U"

Two Unit Residential Dwellings (Accessory Apartments, Basement Apartments, etc.) can be a source of affordable housing or supplemental income, but they also present a fire risk. Many of these residences were not built with two dwelling units in mind. Owners and tenants must ensure that the criteria in this video is met to ensure the fire safety of themselves, their families and other building residents.

These application forms are to be completed by the owner of a residential building who wishes to register a second dwelling unit with the City of Markham. Completed application forms are to be submitted directly to the City of Markham, Building Standards Department for review and approval at 101 Town Centre Boulevard.

Questions regarding this form can be directed to City of Markham, Building Standards at phone number 905-475-4870. Should the City of Markham Building Standards Department approve this application a subsequent inspection by Markham Fire & Emergency Services is required before the registration process can be completed.