What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) sends all of your news to one place. You no longer have to check websites one by one to see if they have been updated with new content, because the RSS feed does the work for you! For example, if you are interested in Emergency Information Advisories, it eliminates having to check this site regularly for updates. RSS feeds deliver only the content you want to you directly.
How to use RSS feeds
RSS feeds can be pulled together in two ways.
- Through a web-based reader: A feed reader is a free web-based service. It brings your selected RSS feeds from different websites to a central personalized site that you log into. Browser-based readers let you read your subscriptions from any computer, much like a web-based email service, such as Hotmail.
- Through desktop software you download and install: A downloadable feed reader works like a web-based reader, but exists on your computer, much like an email client, such as Outlook.
Get Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management RSS Feeds?
1. If your Internet browser has a built-in RSS reader (such as Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Opera or Safari), or you already have a reader installed on your computer, you can subscribe and receive Ontario’s Red Alerts. To subscribe, just click on the links below:
2. If your Internet browser doesn't have a built-in RSS reader, and you do not have an independent reader yet, you can download one free from the Internet. Once you have a reader, you can select the link below and then copy and paste it into the "add new feed" of your chosen reader: