Fire Prevention & Public Education

Due to the ever-increasing demands for services and because of the addition of trained staff this division was split into two main areas during 2002. One area focuses on public education while the other deals with plans review, inspections and fire cause determination as we are mandated to under the FPPA.

For more information, please contact:

Training officers in front of truck

Fire Chief Jim Sawkins
Phone: 519-855-4407 Ext. 243
Fax: 519-855-4281

Home Safe Home Program

Some areas of focus again this year are our Home Safe Home Program where we go door to door in urban areas during the summer months to offer a Fire Safety Survey of residential homes. Inspections are on request and as well as our regular inspection program continues where are primarily focused on multi-residential occupancies and assembly occupancies to make sure they are compliant.

Public Education

Girl doing a home exit drill

Public Education is a large part of the Fire Prevention Program. By using the Fire and Life Safety Training Trailer, our public education officers are able to provide life and fire safety education to our school students and visitors at the many public functions such as Erin Fall Fair where the trailer visits.

Inside the trailer

Inside the trailer visitors can experience the dangers of a household fire, a potential tornado and watch informative vidoes. The public education officers are informative and knowledgable and can answer questions regarding fire safety.

School groups of students often visit the two Fire Stations within the Town to get a "at the station" education.


Click the image to get Sparky's help in making a Home Fire Escape Plan

Commercial and Residential Fire Inspections

Commercial and Residential Fire Inspections are conducted by the Town of Erin Chief Fire Prevention Officer on an appointment basis. To make arrangements for inspections, please contact Michelle Wood 519-855-4407 Ext. 262.

Fees for inspections are due prior to the completion of the inspection.

We are now able to complete routine commercial inspections to the requirements of the Fire Code.

Fire Chief Jim Sawkins
Phone: 519-855-4407 Ext. 243
Fax: 519-855-4281

The Fire Marshall's Office offers information on all the every day risks that can be encountered that can result in requiring Emergency Services - visit SmartRisk.

Equine Guelph's website and Barn Fire Prevention Tool