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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements
Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide (CO) alarms mandatory in all residential homes. This new regulation, which came into effect October 15, 2014, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77. You must install a CO alarm in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. For added protection, install a CO alarm on every storey of your home.   Details

Safe Student Accommodation 101
A Student's and Parent's Guide to Finding Fire-safe Accommodation   Details

Open Air Burning and Chimineas
Open Air Burning is legal in Mississauga; however, everyone must ensure outdoor fires are safe by following the Open Air Burning By-Law 140-18, filling out the appropriate permit and paying the applicable fee.   Details

Fire Code Overview
The Fire Code is a regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. The Fire Code is a set of minimum requirements respecting fire safety within and around existing buildings and facilities. The owner is responsible for complying with the Fire Code, except where otherwise specified.   Details

Emergency Key Security Boxes
Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services has adopted a program utilizing emergency key security boxes. These boxes are installed at the main entrance, or other acceptable locations, and contain the keys needed by the Fire & Emergency Services during an emergency.   Details

Environmental Searches
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) can provide an environmental records search upon requests.   Details

Fire Safety Plan
The Ontario Fire Code, Div. B, Section 2.8 provides for the required preparation, approval, and implementation of a fire safety plan for most buildings and occupancies.   Details

Fireworks Vendors Require Special Business License
Mississauga Business Licensing By-law 01-06 contains special requirements that need to be met by all prospective vendors of fireworks. This business license requires that a fire inspection be conducted of the premises where the fireworks are to be sold and that an approval letter from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services accompany the special business license application.   Details

Fire Route Application Forms Online
Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services, Fire Prevention and Life Safety division is pleased to now offer applicants online access to the forms necessary to make formal application for the designation of Fire Access Routes, as required by By-law #1036-81, as amended.   Details

Firework Displays
The City of Mississauga, Fireworks Bylaw, permits residents to set off 7.2.1. Family Class Fireworks, for a private display on their own property without the need for a permit, only, on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and Chinese New Year (or a rain date the day after). For all other dates, types/classification of Fireworks/Pyrotechnics, locations other than private residential properties and public displays, a permit is required.   Details

Domino the Fire Safety Dog
Hey Kids! Download the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Activity and Colouring Book and have fun with Domino the Fire Safety Dog.   Details

Scalding Hot!
Every year hundreds of Canadians needlessly suffer from scalds and burns. Sadly, many are permanently scarred and the medical treatments they must endure are relentless.   Details

Protect yourself from Fire
Key components to protect your family in the event of a fire.   Details

Educational Programs offered by Fire Prevention's Public Education Division
Our Public Education division is actively involved with both the private and public sectors delivering valuable fire safety and fire prevention educational programs. This article will provide you with a synopsis of these programs. If you are interested in having us conduct a session for your company, class or community please contact us.   Details

Synopsis of Fire Prevention Division
The Fire Prevention and Life Safety division provides various services to the public including: plans review, code enforcement through fire inspections, public education programs, and fire investigation services. The following is a brief description of each area.   Details

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