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Department Profile[]

The Oakville Fire Department serves the Town of Oakville, a municipality of 193,832 people over an area of 138.88 square kilometres (2016 Census). Oakville is located west of Mississauga in the Greater Toronto Area and serves as the administrative centre for Halton Region.

Oakville has several manufacturing plants (including the headquarters for the Ford Motor Company of Canada and large vehicle assembly plant), head offices (including Canadian icon Tim Horton's and Siemens Canada) and a large community college campus.

History[]

European settlement in Oakville dates back to the early 1800s, and in 1827, land for a shipyard was purchased at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek. Organized firefighting started in 1854 with the purchase of a hand-powered fire apparatus and the establishment of the Cataract Fire Engine Company No. 1 in 1858. A second company, the Phoenix Fire Company No. 2, was formed in 1871.

In 1909, the Oakville Fire Department was formed with four companies - No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Hose Companies, along with a Hook and Ladder Company. Oakville had a population of 2100 at this time. A fourth hose company was in place by 1913. Motorization started in 1919 with the purchase of a war surplus 1918 Ford Model T. Call boxes were added in 1924 and the town's first pumper, a Bickle, was purchased in 1928. The hose companies were divided into four separate sections afterward. The companies were reinstated in 1948, this time five in number - two pumper companies (No. 2 and No. 5) and ladder truck on Church Street, a hose truck on Chisholm Street and second hose truck on Inglehart Street.

In 1929, Oakville set up a fee system for fire calls in adjoining Trafalgar Township. This remained until 1939, when the Township set up its own fire department. Oakville and Trafalgar amalgamated in 1962, creating a newly expanded Town of Oakville with a population of 30,000.

The department expanded over the years as Oakville grew, and gradually became a full-time department. The last volunteers were deactivated in 1986. The Burlington Fire Department took over dispatch in 2003, and all apparatus were assigned new numbers in the 200 range.

Fire Stations[]

Station Address In Service Notes
Central Fire Station 181 Church Street 1921-1967 Currently a dentist's office.
1 1298 Rebecca Street 1962 (amalgamation)-1988 Built 1959 as Trafalgar Township Station 1. Torn down early 1990s.
2 565 Chartwell Road 1962 (amalgamation)-1988 Built 1951 as Trafalgar Township Station 2. Currently owned by a construction company.
3 125 Randall Street 1967-2018 Closed August 2018. Relocated to new building.
5 450 Wyecroft Road 1985-1990 Temporary location in Oakville Transit garage.

Apparatus Roster[]

Fire Station 1 - 2535 Rebecca Street (@ Bronte Road)[]

Built 1988

Pumper 211 (831-20) - 2020 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750)
Haz-Mat 213 (844) - 2004 HME 1871P2 / 2009 Hackney / Carl Thibault re-mount (Ex-P231 chassis)

Fire Station 2 - 2264 Cornwall Road (@ Ford Drive)[]

Built 1988

Pumper 201 (Spare) (831) - 2007 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Smeal (1500/500/30F) (SN#700270) (Ex-P211)
Pumper 221 (82711) - 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/20F) (Chassis SO#74559, body SN#2589) (OLP#AB 15240)

Fire Station 3 (Headquarters) - 168 Kerr Street (@ Rebecca Street)[]

Opened 09 August 2018

Car 5 (Platoon Chief)
Car 6 (Platoon Chief) (80512) - 2012 Ford Expedition 4x4 (OLP#AB 83659) (Ex-Car 5)
Pumper 8 (Parade) - 1948 LaFrance 700 series (625/?) (SN#L-3003) [1]
Pumper 231 (819) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (SN#2488) (OLP#625 8ZE)
Ladder 232 (84714) - 2014 Rosenbauer Commander 4000-R7008 (1750/420/15F/101' Cobra rear-mount platform) (SN#WM10542) (OLP#AH 33940) (Ex-stock unit)
Command 233 (841) - 2003 HME 1871P2 / 2012 Hackney (SN#11F09390)

Fire Station 4 - 2024 Sixth Line (@ Upper Middle Road)[]

Built 1975

Ladder 242 (82415) - 2015 Pierce Enforcer 7000 (1250/400/15F/107' Ascendant rear-mount) (SN#28108) (OLP#AM 54683) (Ex-stock unit) [2]

Fire Station 5 / Oakville Training Campus for Emergency Excellence - 1144 South Service Road West[]

Built 1990

Pumper 200 (Training) (843) - 2004 HME 1871P2 / Seagrave (1050/500/20F) (SN#1789) (Ex-P201, ex-P221)
Support 203 (823) - 2007 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / 2009 Hackney command (Ex-R254 cab)
Rescue 204 (Training) (839) - 2002 HME 1871P / 2007 SVI walk-around (SN#595) (Ex-R254 body)
Pumper 251 (800) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (SN#2488) (OLP#625 4ZE) (Ex-P261)
Support 253 (828) - 2006 Chevrolet / Unicell
Rescue 254 (82612) - 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic LFD / Hackney walk-around
(832) - 2008 Spartan Gladiator Classic LFD / Smeal rescue pumper (1500/500/50F) (SN#805140) (Ex-P251)
(824) - 2002 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Smeal industrial quint (1250/500/500AFFF/75' rear-mount) (SN#202250) (Ex-Oakville Refinery Fire Department) (Ex-L242)

Fire Station 6 - 1510 Postmaster Drive (@ Upper Middle Road)[]

Built 1993

Pumper 261 (82018) - 2018 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (500/1500) (SN#2736)
Ladder 262 (Spare) (847) - 2004 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Smeal (1750/250/30F/100' rear-mount platform) (SN#404011) (OLP#118 3RA) (Ex-L232)

Fire Station 7 - 2010 Joshua Creek Drive (@ Upper Middle Road)[]

Built 1998

Pumper 271 (821) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (OLP#127 6YJ)
Rescue 274 (822) - 2009 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Hackney walk-around (SN#09F09314) (OLP#AL 48038) (Ex-R244)

Fire Station 8 - 3025 Pine Glen Road (@ Bronte Road)[]

Opened 2020

Pumper 281 (832-20) - 2020 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/1450/30F)

Fire Station 9 - 3250 Neyagawa Boulevard (Oakville Public Works depot)[]

Opened 2014

Pumper 291 (84014) - 2014 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/1500) (Chassis SO#78330 / body SN#2661)
Rescue 293 (85417) - 2017 International DuraStar urban wildland interface vehicle transporter
2009 Argo Centaur 8x8 Tracked Urban Wildland interface vehicle (PP/150)

Fire Prevention - 1225 Trafalgar Road (Oakville Town Hall)[]

20?? Smart prevention

Station / Assignment Unknown[]

(84517) - 2017 Ford Expedition 4x4 (Ex-Car 6)
(801) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max 4x4 (OLP#636 IVV) (Ex-Platoon Chief 6)

Retired Apparatus[]

Future Plans[]

  • Relocation of Fire Station 9 from its current location to the Burnhamthorpe Road and Sixth Line area.

Notes[]

  1. This truck is kept in a museum located at the station.
  2. First Pierce Ascendant in Canada

External Links[]

Oakville Fire Department

Station Map[]

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