With the holiday season upon us, the Oakville Fire department is reminding residents to create a fire-safe environment for everyone to enjoy this special time of year.
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 outreach begins at the Oakville Blades game on Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, followed by an information booth at Oakville Place from December 15 to 17 during mall hours, and Fire Prevention will be there with Sparky sharing safety tips at the following recreation skating events:
Holiday-themed fire safety videos and more tips are available on the Holiday Fire Safety page.
“As you cherish the holiday season with festivities among friends and family, please keep fire safety top of mind. By following the town’s fire prevention tips and resources, we can enjoy the holiday season in a safe way throughout our community."
- Mayor Rob Burton
“Cooking-related risks are the leading cause of fires during the holidays. We encourage residents to practise kitchen safety, have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and ensure heating systems are serviced annually. These precautions can save lives.”
- Oakville Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault