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.
Holiday Fire Safety
The holidays are upon us and we want to ensure you and your family have a happy and safe holiday season.
- Check out the holiday safety message from Oakville's fire chief (pdf 1.3 MB).
- Be on the ball this holiday season with the Toronto Raptors. Make the winning shot for holiday fire safety is coming December 7, 2016!
- Make this December fire safe with the 12 tips for Holiday Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety! (373kB).
Join Oakville Fire and the Oakville Blades for Holiday Safety Night!
The Oakville Blades take on the Georgetown Raiders on Friday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard. The first 250 people in attendance will receive free winter gloves courtesy of Scotiabank. There will also be prize draws between periods.
Make your list and check it twice!
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
- Drink responsibly.
- If you smoke, smoke outside.
- Install and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
- Practice your home fire escape plan with all guests and family members.
Visit our holiday safety page to keep your family safe this holiday season.
2016 Toy Drive
The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association will launch its 24th annual toy drive on Saturday, November 19 with the goal of giving every local child an opportunity to unwrap a gift of their own this holiday. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards will be accepted at any Oakville fire station until Sunday, December 18. All donations will be distributed directly to local families, institutions and community agencies supporting children and youth. For more information visit the Oakville PFFA Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @OPFFAtoydrive.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Beat the Silent Killer - Stay safe from carbon monoxide.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms wear out.
- Smoke alarms wear out after 10 years, carbon monoxide alarms may be less
- You must install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to all sleeping areas if your home has fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace oa an attached garage.
- Always follow manufacturer's instructions when instaling or replacing your alarms.
Oakville Fire department recommends hiring a licensed electrical contractor. To find one in your area visit the Electrical Safety Authority website.
It is the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in your house and cottage. The mandatory CO Law enforcement date for residential buildings with less than six suites was April 15, 2015.
Many Ontario households have on average 4 to 6 fuel-burning appliances that produce carbon monoxide. Open the carbon monoxide safety checklist (pdf 122 kB).
Smoke alarms save lives
Working smoke alarms save lives: test yours every month.
Check out these videos:
- Safe at Home video that compares how long it takes for old and new alarms to sound in identical conditions.
- Sparky the Fire Dog shows you how to find the age of a smoke alarm.
Get Out & Stay Out
Fire and smoke spread so quickly, the fire department may not arrive in time to save you in a fire.
When the smoke alarms sound, get out immediately and call 9-1-1 from outside. Never re-enter a burning building. Develop a home fire escape plan today, it could save your life tonight!
Contact our fire prevention division at 905-338-4404 or visit our Fire Safety and Guidelines page for more information on planning your escape.
Town of Oakville Fire Master Plan
Oakville Fire Department is developing a Fire Master Plan to ensure that fire services meet the needs of our growing community. This plan will guide the town's fire department for the next five to ten years in providing effective and efficient fire protection and emergency services.