Public invited to help plan the future of fire services in Oakville

Thu, 01 Oct 2015

Share your input at October 8 public meeting or through online survey

The Town of Oakville is developing a Fire Master Plan to ensure that fire services meet the future needs of the growing community. Members of the public are invited to share their ideas at a community open house on Thursday, October 8, 2015 or through a short survey.

“Community input is critical to ensure a long-term sustainable approach to fire services in Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in public consultation to help shape the future of fire services in town.”

The Fire Master Plan study includes an assessment of the operations and divisions within the Oakville Fire department including fire stations and trucks, staffing, apparatus and equipment, fire prevention and public education programs, communications and emergency planning.

Once finalized and approved by Council, the Fire Master Plan will guide the town’s fire department for the next five to 10 years in providing fire protection and emergency services.

“Oakville is a growing community and it’s important that we plan ahead in order to meet the demands of that growth while providing the highest level of fire protection services in the most fiscally responsible and efficient manner possible,” said Oakville Fire Chief, Lee Grant.

The community open house on October 8, 2015 will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Bronte Room of Town Hall at 1225 Trafalgar Road. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those unable to attend the meeting but interested in providing input are encouraged to do so through a short online survey.