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Mission Statement

To build a stronger fire service and better protect Manitobans.

No matter where you travel in Manitoba there is a spirit of dedication, commitment and pride displayed by our Emergency Services. The ability to respond to the public in a time of need bonds all Emergency Service providers together.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) is a very diverse organization covering many aspects of Public Safety. Our website will provide you with information on each of our sections, which have their own unique set of priorities and goals. From Fire Investigations, Fire and Building Code application, to Emergency Response and Training, we believe our organization continues to meet the challenges of today's Emergency Services.

As the temperatures begin to warm up and we prepare and plan for even warmer months ahead, following are some fire safety tips for around your home:

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once a month.
  • Make sure your family has practiced your home fire escape plan.
  • Know two ways out of every room, and if you hear “BEEP BEEP BEEP” leave your home immediately, go to your meeting place and call 9-1-1.

Clothes Dryers:

  • Clean the lint trap after each load of laundry, and remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.

Lighting and Electrical:

  • Before putting up your patio and garden lights, check your lighting and extension cords for damage and replace if necessary.
  • Use extention cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.

Outdoor Grilling:

  • Place your grill away from your home, deck railings, out from under eaves and anything that can burn.
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.

Campfires/Fire Pits:

  • Avoid burning on windy, dry days as the fire can get out of control quickly.
  • Watch children around the fire at all times.
  • Make sure your fire is out completely before leaving the area.

Cooking in the kitchen:

  • Never leave the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • Make sure there is a a 3 foot (1 meter) “kid free zone” around all cooking appliances.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitt, wooden utensils, food packaging etc. away from the stove.

For more tips, videos and other important safety messages visit Fire & Life Safety Education web page.

You can find more information about smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements at the Fire & Life Safety Education web page, by contacting the Office of the Fire Commissioner or your local fire department.


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