Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services hosting free BBQ and open house ahead of Fire Prevention Week

By September 25, 2023Events, Resources

On Friday, October 6, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) invites everyone to join them for a free barbeque and open house at the Garry W. Morden Centre as they kick off Fire Prevention Week. The open house will have activities that the whole family can enjoy and participate in.

The focus of the open house is aimed at educating attendees about cooking safety, fire prevention and how to stay safe in the event of a fire. According to MFES, unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries in the home. In the past four years alone, there have been 194 cooking-related fire incidents in Mississauga.

Fire Prevention Week is from October 8 to 14, 2023, and focuses on teaching children, adults, and teachers about how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Event details


This is a free event with many educational and fun activities planned for families, such as:

  • A live demonstration of how to safely respond to a grease fire, performed by trained staff
  • Free barbeque
  • Touch a truck – explore the inside of a variety of vehicles, including fire trucks, military vehicle, mobile library, snow plow and many more!
  • Booths with demonstrations and displays – learn more about City services and programs
  • Car seat clinic
  • Children’s activities and free giveaways


Friday, October 6, 2023

10 a.m. – Welcome

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Touch a Truck

11 a.m. – Live grease fire demonstration #1

11:30 a.m. – Barbeque

12 p.m. – Live grease fire demonstration #2

*This event is a rain or shine, half-day event for families to attend.


Garry W. Morden Centre

7535 Ninth Line
Mississauga, ON L5N 7C3


All Mississauga residents interested in learning more about cooking safely and fire prevention.

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, City of Mississauga, Peel Police, Peel Paramedics and the Department of National Defence will also be on site.