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Community Education and Prevention

FPW 2018
Join Emergency & Community Safety Services on Tuesday, September 25 for its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House! This year’s theme is LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN – Drop-in to learn how you and your families can stay safe and aware.

Meet with vendors: 

  • York Regional Police
  • York Region (The Regional Municipality of York) Paramedics Services
  • Enbridge
  • York Region Environmental Services
  • Safety Aid – Guide light
  • GO Transit

Meet with firefighters to learn about potential fire hazards around your home and how to prevent them. Enjoy a free BBQ, games, crafts and more!

Learn about the different ways the Town is helping to prepare and educate residents on the importance of public safety in our community. Protecting the health, safety, welfare and
economic health of residents, businesses and visitors of the East Gwillimbury remains one of the Town’s top priorities. To learn more take a look at the Town of East Gwillimbury Emergency Plan.  There are also many programs and partnerships that the Town engages in to help protect and ensure public safety throughout our community.

The Community Education provides fire and life safety education programs to schools, residents and the community at large.  Personnel inspect and test fire protection systems, review and assist with development of fire safety plans, conduct fire investigations and develop public education programs.  Fire Prevention reviews all plans for proposed construction sites and structures (non residential), and also inspects existing buildings to ensure compliance to the Ontario Fire Code and the fire Safety requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

As part of the Town's commitment to community safety Emergency Services has a full-time Fire Inspector and Public Educator.