Community invited to Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on September 29

Tue, 25 Sep 2018

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 19th annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakville Fire training campus at 1144 South Service Road West.

“This great family event is an interactive way for all ages to learn about the importance of fire prevention, including maintaining working smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan,” Mayor Burton said.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 7-13 and this year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware – fire can happen anywhere.”

 “Our kickoff event is a great opportunity to remind families of three simple actions that can prevent a tragedy in their home – look for places where fire could start, listen for the sound of the smoke alarm and learn two ways out of every room,” said Glenn Barwell, Oakville Fire’s public education officer.

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 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, please visit our Fire Safety and Guidelines page.