Halloween Fire Safety
Keep everyone fire-safe this Halloween whether you are out trick or treating or hosting the goblins in your home.
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.
Change your clocks, change your batteries at 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
It is the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in your house and cottage.
Find out what you need to do to Beat the Silent Killer.
The first-ever Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1-7, 2014. Oakville Fire Chief Lee Grant explains the requirements for all homeowners in the Fire Marshals' Public Fire Safety Council YouTube video Ontario's New CO Alarm Law: A Call to Action for Homeowners.
Smoke alarms do wear out. If you think your alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them with new ones.
- If the low battery warning beeps, replace the battery immediately.
- Dust can clog a smoke alarm. Carefully vacuum the inside of a battery powered unit using the soft bristle brush.
- If electrically connected, shut off the power and vacuum the outside vents only. Restore power and test the unit when finished.
- NEVER remove the battery for use in other devices.
Working smoke alarms save lives: test yours every month.
It's the easiest test you will ever take. Check out this video put together by the Burlington Fire Department.
Oakville extrication team takes first place in North America
The Oakville Auto Extrication Team came in first place overall in the North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge held in Hagerman, New York last week. The team won first place for hydraulic tools, second place for hand tools, first overall, and won for best medic and best incident commander. Congratulations to firefighters Chad Roberts, Rob Wiggins, Mark Acocella, Ryan Borg, Tiffany Smith and Steve Sacchitiello.
2015 firefighter calendar
The 2015 calendars are now available. The calendars are just $10 each and every month features an Oakville Firefighter with a future dog guide puppy.
The calendars will be available to purchase at the Fire Administration Office located in Town Hall, or you can order them online for pick-up or have them shipped to your address. One hundred per cent of every calendar sale is donated to charity. The calendar supports the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Oakville Hospital Foundation, Ian Anderson House Foundation and OPFFA Sponsorship Fund. The 2014 calendar raised $66,000 for local charities.