Fire Department

Call 9-1-1 in an emergency such as a fire or other life threatening situation.

For after-hours non-emergency fire inquiries, call 905-637-8253.

Every second counts! Plan 2 ways out!

Fire and smoke can travel so quickly that despite their best efforts, firefighters may not be able to rescue you or your family if a fire occurs in your home. You need to be out of your home when the firefighters arrive!

  • Test your smoke alarms every month.
  • Discuss with everyone in your home how each person will ge out in a fire. Practice your plan !
  • Know two ways out of each room, if possible.
  • Determine who is going to help young children, older adults, people with disabilities or anyone else who needs help escaping.
  • Have a meeting place outside your home.
  • Call 9-1-1 or your emergency number from outside the home.
  • Get out, stay out! Never re-enter a burning building!

Oakville FireFit Champions

For the second year in a row, a team of Oakville firefighters took the top spot at the FireFit Championships in Ottawa earlier this month. Visit the Firefighter Calendar page.

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants help keep our community safe by providing Fire and Emergency Services personnel with quick access to water.

The Municipality of Halton Region is responsible for fire hydrants. Visit our Fire Stations and Equipment page for additional information.

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 save lives

Working smoke alarms save lives — test yours every month.

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Open air burning

Town Council approved By-Law #2006-174 as amended by By-Law #2014-044 to regulate open air burning in the Town of Oakville. Visit the by-law page to review.

EpiPens on Oakville fire trucks

Oakville Fire will have EpiPens available on all trucks as of January 30 to treat people experiencing severe allergic reactions. Firefighters are often the first to arrive on scene of emergencies and having EpiPens on trucks means that people suffering from an anaphylactic emergency can get the help they need prior to the arrival of paramedics. Open the November 2016 news release for all the details.

Carbon monoxide awareness

Beat the Silent Killer - Stay safe from carbon monoxide.

  • 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).

Boy sleeping in room with carbon monoxide alarm

Boy sleeping in room with carbon monoxide 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.

Smoke alarm

Smoke alarm

Contact the Fire Department

Fire Administration

1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
905-845-7114
jharrington@oakville.ca

Fire Prevention

1144 South Service Road West
Oakville, ON L6L 5T7
905-338-4404
glaframboise@oakville.ca

Fire Training

1144 South Service Road West
Oakville, ON L6L 5T7
905-847-3666
rcraibbe@oakville.ca