“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Posted on Thursday September 24, 2020
Fire Prevention Check List
Fire Prevention Check List


“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Fire Prevention Week 2020: October 4-10


Alexandria, Ontario, Friday, September 25, 2020) - With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, the North Glengarry Fire Department is urging residents to take some simple steps to prevent kitchen fires in their home. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 4-10, is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™”

The theme is very timely as cooking fires continue to be the leading cause of home fires in Ontario. It focuses on the prevention of cooking fires and staying fire safe in the kitchen.

Simple steps to serve up fire safety in the kitchen include:

  • Always stay in the kitchen when cooking and turn off the stove if you must leave the kitchen.
  • Keep a proper fitting lid near the stove. If a pot of oil catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Do not move the pot. Never throw water on a burning pot.
  • Keep anything that burns - plastic utensils, dishcloths, paper towels - a safe distance from the stove.
  • Cook responsibly. To prevent cooking fires, you must be alert. You will not be alert if you have consumed alcohol or drugs.
  • Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when using the stove. Loose, dangling clothing can easily catch fire.
  • Keep young kids one metre away from the stove. Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge so they can’t be easily knocked off.
  • If you burn yourself while cooking, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes. If the burn is severe, seek medical attention.


"Kitchen fires can spread very quickly, when we're called to a fire that started in the kitchen, the residents tell us they only left the kitchen for a few minutes. But that's all it takes for a dangerous fire to start. Help keep our community safe by practicing fire safety at home.”

— Fire Chief Matthew Roy


The North Glengarry Fire Department is a rural operation, led by a Chief and Deputy Chief. It is comprised three stations, including:

Station 1 - Alexandria

Front Row L/R: Donald Carriere- Captain, Laurier Rochon- Senior Captain, Nicholas Michaud- Deputy Fire Chief, Matthew Roy- Fire Chief, Denis Lalonde- District Chief, Adrien Menard- Captain, Serge Bellefeuille-Captain.

Back Row L/R: Joey Lacasse, Randy Picher, Julien Cholette, Jacques Quenneville, Shayne Smith, Jean-Gerard Beriault, Jean Theoret, Chad McDonald, Joel Menard, Denis Tousignant, Daniel Massia, Taylor Giesbrecht, Chad Chabot, Austin MacDonald, Chris Decoste- Acting Captain, Randall Mohammed. Missing: Claude Paquette, Michel Quesnel, Tristan Shannon.


Station 2 – Apple Hill


Front Row L/R: Matthew Abraham- Captain, Allan Jensen- Senior Captain, Nicholas Michaud- Deputy Fire Chief, Matthew Roy- Fire Chief, Robbie Smeall- District Chief, Eric Massia- Captain, Steve Hunter- Captain.

Back Row L/R: Jean-Luc Decoeur, Mike Duchesneau, Jessy Warnock, Brock Toews, Eddie Kyer, Lisa Kyer, Kevin Villeneuve. Missing: Cody St. Denis, Dean MacDonell, Kyle Marleau, Kyle Templeton.

Station 3 – Maxville


Front Row L/R: Nathan McDonald- Captain, Thomas Bill- Senior Captain, Nicholas Michaud- Deputy Fire Chief, Matthew Roy- Fire Chief, Jonathan Hamelin- District Chief, Daniel Bray- Captain, Darcy McCormick- Captain

Back Row L/R: Marshall Penner, Jeffrey Beaudin, Ryan Arkinstall, Denis Gauthier, Cody McDonald, Kyle McIntosh, Blake McDonell, Amanda McDonell, Jason Wilkie, Norm Jeaurond, Andrew Walton. Missing: Aaron Maynard, Colin Blaney, Stephen Andrews, Phil Schellenberg, Donat Leduc.


Each station has a District Chief and Senior Captain with approximately 25 volunteer firefighters.

The goal of the Fire Department is to provide fire protection services through a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of North Glengarry. This includes responding to fires, sudden medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions created by humans or nature.

As a North Glengarry firefighter, you would be asked to assist with emergencies both within the Township and in neighbouring communities that have mutual aid agreements with the municipality.  

For more information about the North Glengarry Fire Department, email Lindsay McIntosh-Mainville at fireadmin@northglengarry.ca or call T. 613.298.2663.




Sarah Huskinson, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Township of North Glengarry

cao@northglengarry.ca/ T. 613-525-1110/ / www.northglengarry.ca



Tara Kirkpatrick, Economic Development & Communications Officer

tara@northglengarry.ca / T. 613-525-1313 / www.northglengarry.ca


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