The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The Oakville Fire Department is committed to the responsible delivery of Fire Protection Services and Emergency Management Planning within the Town of Oakville, in accordance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and all applicable municipal by-laws and corporate policies and procedures.
The Town of Oakville is required through the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to establish programming which must include public education with respect to fire safety and fire prevention; and other fire services as determined necessary. The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires the Town of Oakville to develop and implement emergency management programs to manage an appropriate response to any emergency situation or impending situation.
The fire department provides public education, fire inspection and enforcement, and emergency response through a range of services to protect the lives, property and environment of the residents of Oakville. These services include, but are not limited to:
The fire department also provides services under emergency management programming which include but is not limited to development of emergency management plans, training, exercises, public education and business continuity planning.
Specialized emergency responses: hazardous materials mitigation and rescue, water/ice rescue, high/low angle rescue, confined space rescue, auto extrication and tiered medical responses.
Policy Number: MS-FPS-001
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Fire Protection Services
Author: Fire Department
Effective Date: 2017 Dec 18
Review by Date: 2022
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
By-law 2011-119, as amended (a by-law to establish and regulate the Oakville Fire Department)
By-law 2017-127, as amended (a by-law to adopt the Emergency Plan)