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.
Canada Day Fireworks - put safety first
The Oakville Fire Department is urging you to take the proper precautions to keep your family safe.
Although fireworks are readily available their use is not recommended. Backyard or neighbourhood fireworks displays can be extremely hazardous. The recent hot and dry weather raises the risk of fire spreading quickly. The safest way to enjoy fireworks in Oakville this weekend is to attend the Canada Day festivities at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park where the fireworks are discharged by professionals. The display begins at 10 p.m.
If you choose to have family fireworks be sure to read the instructions. Visit the Canadian National Fireworks Association for more fireworks information.
More tips can be found on our fireworks safety page.
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.
Wake up Oakville!
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms wear out!
Fire crews visiting homes from May 24 to July 31, 2016 to promote fire safety.
When was the last time you checked your alarm expiry date?
- Smoke alarms expire after 10 years, carbon monoxide alarms may be less.
- 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.
If your home is 10 to 12 years old, you may get a friendly visit from members of the Oakville Fire department during the next couple of months as part of the Home Awareness Program.
Trained firefighters will conduct a quick survey to ensure residents have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and educate homeowners about the need to replace alarms before they reach their expiry date. The door-to-door safety campaign also provides residents an opportunity to discuss fire safety issues.
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. 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).
BBQ fire safety
Every year in Ontario, people are injured needlessy while lighting their barbecues. The Oakville Fire Department wants to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe summer, especially when barbecuing:
- Open the lid of your barbecue and strike your match or barbecue lighter before turning on the gas.
- When you are finished barbecing, turn off the propane cylinder valve and then the barbecue burners.
- Always use and store your propane cylinder outdoors.
- Read the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintaining your barbecue.
Visit our Spring Fire Safety Tips page for more information on barbecue safety.
Kitchen fire safety
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.
Open Air Burning
Flying lanterns pose a potential fire hazard due to the uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path. For more information and safety concerns on flying lanterns contact our Fire Prevention Division at 905-338-4404.