Posted 9.25.15 @ 0:0 by: Staff

It’s the 16th Oakville Fire Prevention Week from October 4th to 10th, 2015, and there will be a kick-off event this Saturday! The Oakville Fire Department will be hosting the event at the Oakville Fire Training campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Want to know what’s in-store for attendees? Then read on below.

How would you like to help educate your family in a community event with entertainment, free BBQ, and easy to understand fire safety demos? This Saturday, our firefighters will feature the Junior Firefighter Clinic, Oakville Hydro bucket truck rides, exciting rescue demonstrations, and so much more! The only thing you have to do is to show up.

Fire Prevention Week 2015

This year’s theme is all about having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom – Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP. It’s geared to encourage residents to learn about the right way to install and maintain smoke alarms with the goal of keeping their property and family members safe.

Oakville Fire Department’s public education officer Glenn Barwell says that the theme will inform the public about the usual time that fatal fires start and why early fire detection is important. He shares that half of deaths from household fires occurs between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and information is the key to preventing that. He adds that in a scenario where every second counts, a working smoke alarm is what will help save lives by alerting the bedroom’s user to a nearby fire.

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton promotes the annual community event and says that it provides residents a fun and interactive way to learn about staying safe and preventing fires. The event aims to accommodate all ages and stresses the importance of involving every member of the household to be informed of safety measures.

Featured Activities

Aside from the aforementioned fire safety and fire prevention presentations, Sparky the Fire Dog will be visiting the venue, there would be inflatable air rides, smoke room simulator, pony rides, fire safety games for all ages, and Junior Firefighter water squirt – it’s surely will be a great way to introduce your little ones to fire safety. The McDonalds Restaurants of Oakville will be providing the free hot dog barbecue and the facilitators will set up a water bar where participants would be able to fill up their refillable water bottles.

How to Get There

Head on to 1144 South Service Road West to get to the Oakville Fire Department training campus. Parking at the training campus is reserved for individuals with medical conditions or limited mobility so participants are encouraged to make use of the free shuttle bus service which will be available at the Bronte GO Station. Those who have their own vehicles can avail of the free parking at the station and use the shuttle service to get to the training campus. More information about Oakville’s Fire Safety programs are available at the Oakville Fire Department page.

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