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.
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
Tickets are now on sale to the annual Oakville Firefighters Charity Calendar Release Gala. Tickets are $35 and include a 2015 calendar valued at $10. Each page of the 2015 calendar features an Oakville Firefighter with a future dog guide puppy. The gala will be held at the OE Banquet Hall and Conference Centre on Saturday, October 25. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets go fast, so get yours today. Email Oakville_firefighters_calendar@hotmail.ca for tickets.
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. 100 per cent of every calendar sale is 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. The 2013 calendar raised $61,000 for local charities.