The City of Markham provides resources about fire safety. This information will help you to:
Learn how to prevent fires
Improve life safety
Reduce the loss of life or property in a fire
The videos are available in many languages. Some of the brochures are available in Chinese.
Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7, 2019.
This week is aimed to bring awareness to carbon monoxide (CO), also known as “the silent killer.” CO is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly. Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, gas or wood fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves, barbeques, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators and vehicles.
In the Province of Ontario, homeowners are required to provide a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if the home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.
If you live in a condo or apartment building with a service room, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the service room. In condo or apartment buildings that have a garage, CO alarms must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the garage.
For added protection, a carbon monoxide alarm should be installed on every storey of your home and all fuel-burning appliances in your home should be inspected annually by a registered contractor.
If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants suffer from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately and call 9-1-1 from outside of the building.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6-12, 2019 and is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
If there’s a fire in your home, you may only have one to two minutes to safely escape from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
Home escape plans and practice are critical to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, MFES has partnered with four local businesses to educate staff on the importance of fire safety and creating home escape plans. By the end of the week, these businesses will be deemed as “hero companies” by MFES.
The City of Markham initiated the Master Fire Plan (MFP) study as part of its comprehensive community planning initiatives to mange the projected growth within the municipality over the next ten-year period. The plan includes recommendations to address both short-term and long-term strategies for the municipality, consistent with the master fire plan process outlined within the Office of the Fire Marshal, Ontario’s (OFM), Shaping Fire-Safe Communities initiative.