Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division has three mandates.

Public Education

The best way to reduce fire loss is through public education. The St.Thomas Fire Prevention Division uses the following programs to better educate the public and reduce fire loss.

  • Older and Wiser safety program for seniors
  • TAPP-C Arson prevention program
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Residential Home inspection program

    Code Enforcement

    The St.Thomas Fire Prevention division has a responsibility to enforce the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code, The Fire Protection and Prevention Act and relevant sections of the Ontario Building Code to ensure a minimum level of Life Safety is maintained in the various occupancies of the city. Inspections are done on a regular, request or complaint basis.

    Fire Cause Determination

    The Fire Prevention Division is mandated to investigate all fires to determine the origin and cause.

    Chief Fire Prevention Officer William Todd
    Chief Fire Prevention Officer William Todd

    Additional Information

    Fire Safety Tips - Sparky the Fire Dog
    Carbon Monoxide Safety
    Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
    U.L.C.; Safety Testing and Standards
    Office of the Fire Marshall
    Home Escape Plan