Community invited to Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on September 30

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Free BBQ, activities, displays and fire safety demonstration for all ages to enjoy!

The Oakville Fire department invites you to have fun while learning about fire safety at the 18th annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakville Fire training campus at 1144 South Service Road West.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8-14 and this year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” In a typical home fire, there may only be one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.

“Our kickoff provides a great opportunity to remind families how important it is to develop and practice a home escape plan,” said Glenn Barwell, Oakville Fire’s public education officer. “That pre-planning is what everyone in the household will draw upon in the event of a fire and will greatly improve the chances of a safe escape.”

This year’s event includes exciting rescue demonstrations, safety presentations and the junior firefighter challenge. Other activities include Oakville Hydro bucket truck demonstrations, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, inflatable air rides, a smoke room simulator, the junior firefighter water squirt, and fire safety games for all ages.

The event is made possible thanks to funding support from Union Gas, Budd’s Chev and RioCan Oakville Place. McDonalds Restaurants of Oakville will provide a free hotdog barbeque.

Free parking and shuttle bus service provided by Oakville Transit will be available at the Bronte GO station. Parking at the training campus is reserved for people with limited mobility or medical conditions.

For more information on fire safety and prevention, visit the Fire Safety and Guidelines page.