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.
Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2016
Don't wait - check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
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.
"Push 2 Buttons"!
TVOKids and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management are partnering to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and warning. This year's fall campaign begins on October 10th and ends on October 23rd. During the campaign, kids are encouraged to go to tvokids.com and enter the number of alarms they have tested. The number will be added to the TVOKids "Push 2 Buttons!" counter. Kids will also be able to print a special certificate.
For some added fun, TVOKids has a great online and interactive fire safety game for children 11 and under. Hot Spot or Not encourages players to identify fire safety hazards in a house or apartment, room by room.
Holmatro Rescue Experience
October 12 and 13, 2016
A premium learning event hosted by Holmatro and the Oakville Fire Training Campus for Emergency Excellence will include multiple realistic extrication training scenarious. Visit our fire training facility page or Holmatro's website for further details.
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!
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.
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).
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.