The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
In support of of Black History Month, YourTV Burlington-Oakville along with Oakville Fire Captain Chris Porter share the story of Black firefighters' long uphill battle to help their communities in times of emergency.
The Oakville Fire Department would like to make school administrators aware of the Fire Marshal's Directive 2020-001 when planning for fire drills.
Review the Fire Marshal's Communique and use it as a reference when making required amendments to the fire drill procedures to allow for compliance with public health measures related to COVID-19 such as physical distancing and mask requirements.
The Town of Oakville Fire Department offers fire safety programs on various topics for all age groups.
Come along and take a virtual tour of Oakville Fire Station 3. Meet the firefighters, see our trucks and equipment and take with you some tips to stay safe from fire.
Due to the current pandemic, in classroom presentations are on hold until further notice.
The Oakville Fire Department has revised the delivery of all school curriculum support programs, now offering all programs virtually.
We are pleased to provide in-school teaching support by request. We offer classroom presentations as well as fire station visits to enhance curriculum-based learning that is tied to fire and life safety. Some examples of educational support are:
Aimed at adult audiences, these fire safety presentations cover fire-safe practices in the home and/or workplace. Examples of adult audiences would include:
Fire safety is taught using a specially designed presentation with short movies. Homework is assigned to involve children's families and caregivers. Topics covered include:
Crews visit homes in Oakville neighbourhoods through the months of May to July, between 5 and 8 p.m.
If homeowners are not present, fire safety information is left in the mailbox.
Plan and practice fire drills your employees will want to participate in. Fire drills are just as important in the workplace as they are at home.
For more information on planning a fire drill in your workplace contact the Oakville Fire department's public education officer.
If your child (3-17 years old) is involved with fire play or fire setting, an education officer will visit your home to assist with education and to ensure your home is fire safe. This program may contain a mental health component. Topics covered will include:
Have you experienced a fire in your home or business? Firefighters will review what led to your fire and advise you on the steps you can take to avoid future emergencies.
Public Education/Special Projects Officer
Phone: 905-845-6601, ext. 2022