Oakville Fire shares tips for a fire-safe holiday season

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

With the holiday season upon us, the Oakville Fire department is reminding residents to be merry, be bright, but also be fire safe.

Throughout December, the Fire Prevention team will be out in the community at a number of events across Oakville sharing tips on how to stay fire safe during the holidays.

The Fire Prevention team will have an information booth at Oakville Place from December 9 to 11 during mall hours and Sparky will be sharing safety tips at the following recreation skating events:

Oakville Fire and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council have partnered with CJYE 1250 AM and CJMR 1320 AM to promote fire safety messages from December 12 – 23, 2022. Listen daily for a chance to win one of 24 fire safety prize packages offered through the stations. 

For a safe holiday season, please consider the following tips:

For some new holiday-themed fire safety videos and more tips, keep an eye on FacebookTwitter and visit the Fire Events and Holiday Fire Safety pages.

“The holidays marked by family gatherings, cooking and surrounded by holiday lights and decorations is also a prime season for home fires. By taking simple fire prevention steps and staying alert, families can stay safe and make the most of the season.”

“Oakville Fire is advising residents to be cautious with holiday lights and decorations, avoid unattended cooking, and ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working condition. Our OFD Fire Prevention Officers will be available at multiple locations this month to share safety tips and resources for a fire-safe holiday season.”