Fire Prevention & Public Safety - Town of Ajax
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Fire Prevention and Public Safety Division

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Ajax Fire and Emergency Services public education programs provide fire safety education to children, adult and senior's groups within the Town.

For more information on the Fire Prevention and Public Safety Division or any of the programs that are listed, contact the Chief Fire Prevention Officer by E-mail or by phone at 905-686-6055.

Under the direction of Chief Fire Prevention Officer Keith Doucette, AFES Fire Prevention and Public Safety Division are responsible for:

  • Conducting inspections of occupancies under the Ontario Fire Code and take necessary action to ensure that compliance is achieved.
  • Conducting inspections of buildings under the Ontario Building Code that are applicable to Fire Safety matters and take necessary action to ensure that compliance is achieved.
  • Conducting reviews and approvals of site plans and architectural plans to ensure with applicable legislation.
  • Conduct investigation of fires within the Town of Ajax
  • Providing public fire safety education and training. Such as:
    • The Residential Smoke Alarm Program
    • The "Safe-at-Home" residential inspection program
    • The "Learn-Not-to-Burn" children's educational program
    • The "Older and Wiser" & "Remembering When" Senior Citizen educational programs           
    • Provide Fire Station tours, and presentations on Fire & Life Safety to citizens upon request
    • Formal schedule of fire safety related activities during "Fire Prevention Week" on an annual basis
    • Participation in school fire drills no less than once annually
    • "The Arson Prevention Program for Children"  (TAPP-C)
    • Delivery of post-fire information to residents and neighbours affected by fire
    • Delivery of the "High-Rise Supervisory Seminar" no less than once every two years
    • Fire safety education using the AFES Safety House
    • Opportunities for 2 co-op students to gain experience in the Fire Prevention and Public Safety Division each year