Prevention and Education

We believe that the best way to protect against injury and damage from fire is through prevention and education.

Public education

We offer a number of community fire safety programs for various groups, agencies and associations throughout the city, including:

  • Emergency planning
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Fire safety lectures

We are also available for safety presentations and displays at local community events. We also work closely with the local school boards.

Contact our public information coordinator for more information.

Fire prevention

Our fire prevention division consists of

  • A fire prevention officer
  • A fire inspector
  • A public information coordinator

The fire prevention division is responsible for fire safety inspections of all types of occupancies as defined by the Ontario Building Code.

Inspectors carry out investigations of incendiary fires, explosions and fire fatalities. They respond to and resolve citizen complaints regarding the fire safety concerns and are very active in public education and other projects within the community.

By enforcing the fire code, inspectors may spend time making court appearances.

Other duties include:


Our normal hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

However, an investigator is on-call 24 hours a day to handle fire investigations or emergencies.

Other resources

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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