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Community Education and Prevention

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Why home escape planning and practice matters!

  • Home escape planning and practice ensure that everyone knows what to do in a fire and is prepared to escape quickly and safely.
  • Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire, it’s too late to start making a plan.

Click here for tips on creating your home escape plan.​

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.