Fire hydrants help keep our community safe by providing Fire and Emergency Services personnel with quick access to water.
Never place any material in front of a hydrant including trees, shrubs, plants, fences, berms or other obstructions. Parking a vehicle of any kind within three metres of a municipal fire hydrant is prohibited.
The Municipality of Halton Region is responsible for the fire hydrants in Oakville.
If you have questions about fire hydrants, contact:
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
311 or 905-825-6000
Our three ladder trucks (Ladder 232, Ladder 262, and Ladder 242) have ladders that range from 75 to 105 feet in length. They can pump water at rates of 7,000 to 8,000 litre per minute, and each is outfitted with water tanks that range in capacity from 1,100 to 1,500 litre. Ladder 242 is also equipped with a 1,500 litre foam tank. L232 is the newest ladder truck with a 101 foot platform, giving the Department two platform trucks in total.
Rescue 254 and Rescue 244 have full sets of heavy hydraulic rescue equipment. Rescue 274 carries an enclosed Centaur which is an off road fire/rescue response unit that carries a 450 litre water tank and 100 litre foam tank.
Oakville Fire Department operates eight pumpers with water tank capacities that range from 1,200 to 2,500 litres. Each pumper has a 100 litre foam tank. Oakville owns one pumper/tanker that features a 6,000 litre tank, plus a 15,000 litre folding portable water tank and a 7,000 litre/min waterous pump.
This portable command centre is state-of-the-art with an interoperability communications system integrated into its four multi-use workstations and operations room.
Our hazardous materials unit contains response equipment and a three line decontamination tent.
All Oakville Fire trucks have EpiPens to treat people experiencing severe allergic reactions.