Call 911 in an emergency such as a fire or other life threatening situation.
For after-hours non-emergency fire inquiries, call 905-637-8253.
Smoke alarms and CO alarms save lives.
It is the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in your house and cottage.
Open Air Burning
Under the by-law, smoke and odour from an outdoor fireplace or fire pit cannot interfere with neighbours' ability to enjoy their property. Fire crews will respond to complaints and fire safety violations; extinguish the offending fire and educate the resident about the by-law requirements for open air burning. Recreational burning is a privilege, any 'no' answer on the checklist (98.3 kB) requires the extinguishing of the fire.
After two violations of the by-law, the property owner will be charged a fee of $410 for each Fire department response.
Safe storage of 9V and other household batteries
It is possible for a battery to short out and become an ignition source if both terminals come in contact with an electrical conductor (i.e. battery, paper clip, steel wool, etc.). There is more of a concern with 9V batteries over other household battery types (AA or AAA types) because both terminals are at the same end and can be more easily bridged with conducting material.
- Store batteries in a dry place at room temperature, preferably inside their original packaging.
- Cover the contact point ends of all loose batteries with a piece of electrical tape to prevent the potential occurrence of fire.
- Do not dispose of batteries with household waste or throw batteries into a fire (they could explode).
For information about recycling your batteries, please visit the Garbage and Recycling page.
Spring fire safety tips.
As spring approaches thoughts turn to cleaning up after a long winter; making repairs around the house and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your spring experience more enjoyable. Visit the spring fire safety page for some tips for inside and outside your house.
2014 firefighter calendar
2014 calendars are still on sale. You can purchase calendars at the Fire Administration office located in Town Hall, order them online for pick-up or have them shipped to your address.
2015 firefighters' charity calendar kick-off June 6, 2014
The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) invites the community to the kick-off for their annual fundraising calendar.
The kick-off is set for June 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the OE Banquet Hall and Conference Centre located at 2245 Speers Road. The kick-off helps to offset the costs of producing the calendar, which allows 100 per cent of every calendar sale to be donated to charity. The calendar supports the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Oakville Trafalgar Hospital Foundation, Ian Anderson House Foundation and OPFFA Sponsorship Fund. Each page of the 2015 calendar will feature an Oakville Firefighter with a future dog guide puppy.
Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased by emailing Oakville_firefighters_calendar@hotmail.ca.
The 2013 calendar raised $61,000 for local charities.