The Community Risk Reduction Division is led by the Deputy Fire Chief – Community Risk Reduction with a Fire Prevention & Public Education Officer reporting directly. This division is responsible for the community’s fire prevention and public education activities, fire investigations, emergency management, community outreach, and data analytics/decision support.
Fire Prevention within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is achieved through a number of different practices which ensures the overall fire safety of residents of the Town, together with the many visitors who travel here each year. Fire prevention is implemented through:
- Fire investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires and explosions
- Examination of site plans and building plans
- Fire safety inspections
- Public education
Delivering public education to the Town and its citizens is one of the most effective ways to ensure our Town and its citizens are not only complying with the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code, but are also doing their best to remain fire safe at all times. The Fire Prevention Division has a broad range of programs it delivers to people of all ages and backgrounds - from programs aimed at young children, students or seniors, we have messages on how to remain fire safe for everyone. The overall objective of our education program is to educate the public on the dangers of fire, how to prevent them, and, in the very unfortunate chance you are involved in one, how to evacuate safely.