Oakville Fire kicks off Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer on July 10

Friday, May 31, 2024

Oakville Fire crews will be making a special visit to seven splash pads this summer as part of the annual Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer campaign. As families cool off at splash pads, they will have the opportunity to meet the fire crews, check out the fire trucks, and learn about vital fire safety messaging.  

Sparky’s Dog Days of Summer is a fire prevention initiative that encourages residents to meet and talk to local firefighters and fire prevention team members at their neighbourhood park. It is an opportunity for parents to improve their awareness on fire safety as our Oakville Fire team share tips to keep children safe from burns and scalds, information about smoke and fire detection systems at home, and how to plan and practise home escape plans.  

The events are supported by Fortino’s South Oakville and Panago Pizza, with pizza slices available for purchase at $2 each (while quantities last) and water or pop for $1 each. All proceeds go to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.   

Six out of seven locations this year will be at the same place as Movies in the Park. Come meet Sparky, learn about fire safety, check out a fire truck before you settle down to watch the movie in the park. 

In case of rain, the crews will visit the next day (6 to 8 p.m.).