The Town of Oakville Fire Department offers fire safety programs on various topics for all age groups.
Aimed at adult audiences, these fire safety presentations cover fire-safe practices in the home and/or workplace. Examples of adult audiences would include: church groups, seniors groups, condominiums, workplace, homecare providers, prenatal classes, etc.
Learn Not to Burn programs are offered at no cost to children between the ages of 4-7 years. Visit the teacher resource page or contact Public Education Officer Glenn Barwell at 905-845-6601, ext. 2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Phone: 905-845-6601, ext. 2022