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Area ServedEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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 fully 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 300 range.

Fire StationsEdit

Station Address In Service Notes
Central Fire Station 181 Church Street 1921-1967 Currently a dentist's office.
Fire Station 2 565 Chartwell Road 1962 (amalgamation)-1988 Built 1951 as Trafalgar Township Station 2. Currently owned by a construction company.
Fire Station 1 1298 Rebecca Street 1962 (amalgamation)-1988 Built 1959 as Trafalgar Township Station 1. Torn down early 1990s.
Fire Station 3 125 Randall Street 1967-present
Fire Station 4 2024 Sixth Line 1975-present
Fire Station 5 450 Wyecroft Road 1985-1990 Temporary location in Oakville Transit garage.
Fire Station 1 2535 Rebecca Street 1988-present
Fire Station 2 2264 Cornwall Road 1988-present
Fire Station 5 1144 South Service Road West 1990-present
Fire Station 6 1510 Postmaster Drive 1993-present
Fire Station 7 2010 Joshua Creek Drive 1998-present
Fire Station 9 3250 Neyagawa Boulevard 2014-present Temporary location in Oakville Public Works depot.

Apparatus RosterEdit

All pump/tank measurements are in Imperial gallons.

Fire Station 1 - 2535 Rebecca Street (@ Bronte Rd.)Edit

Built 1988

Pumper 211 (831) - 2007 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Smeal (1500/500/30F) (SN#700270)
HazMat 213 (844) - 2004 HME 1871P2 / 2009 Hackney (former Seagrave 1050/500/20F pumper body (SN#1788) removed by Carl Thibault and new Hackney body added) (ex-P231)

Fire Station 2 - 2264 Cornwall Road (@ Ford Dr.)Edit

Built 1988

Pumper 221 (82711) - 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/20F) (Chassis SO#74559, body SN#2589) (Licence # AB 15240)
Spare Pumper 201 (843) - 2004 HME 1871P2 / Seagrave (1050/500/20F) (SN#1789) (ex-P221)

Fire Station 3 (Headquarters) - 125 Randall StreetEdit

Built 1967

Pumper 231 (819) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (SN#2488) (Licence # 625 8ZE)
Ladder 232 (84714) - 2014 Rosenbauer RBM Commander 4000 R700-8in (1750/415/15F/101' Cobra) (SN#WM10542) (ex-stock unit) (Licence # AH 33940)
Command 233 (841) - 2002 HME 1871P2 / 2012 Hackney (SN#11F09390)
Chief 5 (80512) - 2009 Ford Expedition (Licence # AB 83659) (Platoon Chief / Incident Commander)

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

Built 1975

Ladder 242 (82415) - 2015 Pierce Enforcer (1250/400/15F/107' Ascendant) (SN#28108) (Licence # AM 54683) (ex-stock)
Spare Ladder - 2002 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Smeal (1250/500/500AFFF/75' rear-mount) (SN#202250) (ex-L242, ex-Oakville Refinery Fire Department)

Fire Station 5 - 1144 South Service Road WestEdit

Built 1990

Pumper 251 (832) - 2008 Spartan Gladiator Classic LFD / Smeal (1500/500/50F) (SN#805140)
Support 253 (828) - 2006 Chevrolet / Unicell
Rescue 254 (82612) - 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic LFD / Hackney
Spare Rescue 204 (839) - 2002 HME 1871P / 2007 SVI (SN#595) (ex-R254 body)

Oakville Training Campus for Emergency ExcellenceEdit

Spare Pumper 200 (842) - 2003 HME 1871P2 / Almonte (1050/500/20F) (SN#17136) (ex-P261)
Support 203 (823) - 2007 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / 2009 Hackney command (ex-R254 cab)

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

Built 1993

Pumper 261 (820) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (SN#2488) (Licence # 625 4ZE)
Ladder 262 (847) - 2004 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Smeal (1750/250/30F/100' rear-mount tower) (SN#404011) (Licence # 118 3RA) (ex-L232)

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

Built 1998

Pumper 271 (821) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/750/40F) (Licence # 127 6YJ)
Rescue 274 (82?) - 2009 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Hackney heavy rescue (SN#09F09314) (Licence # AL 48038) (ex-R244)

Fire Station 9 - 3250 Neyagawa BoulevardEdit

Pumper 291 (84014) - 2014 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Carl Thibault (1250/1500/?F) (Chassis SO#78330 / body SN#2661) (ex-T293)
Rescue 293 (854) - 2002 GMC C5500 urban wildland interface vehicle transporter
2009 Argo Centaur 8x8 Tracked Urban Wildland interface vehicle (PP/150)

On OrderEdit

Tenders were called for a new pumper/tanker in February 2017 (Tender #T-20-2017)

Training / Assignment unknown Edit

Pumper 8 (Parade) - 1948 LaFrance 700 series pumper (625/?) (SN#L-3003)
2002 HME 1871P / Almonte pumper (1050/500/20F) (SN#17137)
2002 HME 1871P / Almonte pumper (1050/500/20F) (SN#17013)

Retired ApparatusEdit

External LinksEdit

Oakville Fire Department

Station MapEdit

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