Learn Not to Burn - Town of Ajax

Public Education Programs

Ajax Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention and Suppression host and support a variety of public education programs at throughout the year.  Find out more about the different programs we offer below.

Learn Not to Burn Program

Each year, our firefighters and fire prevention inspectors visit with children in Kindergarten through Grade 3 at all public and separate elementary schools in Ajax to discuss fire safety in an age appropriate format.

Teaching our children about fire safety is one of the most important things we do and the Learn not to Burn program makes it easy and fun.

Children are taught to respond effectively when confronted with fire, how to prevent fires from occurring and to know that firefighters are always available to help them.

Older & Wiser

In order to reach older adults in our community with important safety messages, Ajax Fire and Emergency Services follows the Ontario Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council's program, Older and Wiser.  We visit seniors' centres, retirement living facilities and other olser adult outreach programs in order to make fire safety and prevention presentations.

Get Real Ajax

Regional programming to keep residents safe and informed.

The Arson Prevention Program for Children {TAPP-C}

The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) works with children who set fires. 

The program includes both firefighters and mental health professionals, working together as a team.  We help identify and educate young fire setters.  This has been a very successful program for young people with behavioural or emotional problems that lead them to set fires.

For more information on the TAPP-C program, contact the program co-ordinator at 905-706-8277 extension 346.

Safe at Home Program

Is your home fire safe?

Most fires happen in the home, where most people feel the safest.  We help residents make sure their homes are indeed safe by offering our Safe at Home Program. Firefighters will visit your home and give advice on making your home safer, by pointing out potential hazards.  This service is free and voluntary.  At certain times of the year, we make door-to-door visits in selected neighbourhoods, asking if residents would like to take part in the program.  You can also make a personal request to be part of the program.   Each Safe at Home visit takes about 15 minutes. 

We check:

  • basements
  • utility rooms
  • storage areas
  • kitchens, garages
  • out buildings
  • to ensure that there is a working smoke alarm on every level of the home, including the basement.  Where possible, we will provide and replace batteries and, install smoke alarms - free of charge! 

When we are done, we'll leave you with a package of fire safety information for you to review with your family. For more information or to book an appointment, E-mail the Fire Prevention Division, or conact by phone at 905-683-3050, Option 2.