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.
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.
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).
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.