Official opening of Augusta Township’s new Fire Hall Station 1 in Maitland takes place this Sunday, October 6th starting at noon

Official opening of Augusta Township’s new Fire Hall Station 1 in Maitland takes place this Sunday, October 6th starting at noon

Augusta Matters by Mayor Doug Malanka

This coming Sunday, October 6th, 2019, starting at noon Augusta Township will celebrate the official opening of its new fire hall, Fire Station #1, in Maitland.  An invitation is extended to all Augusta residents and everyone in the area to attend our proud event and to participate in the opening ceremonies.  In attendance will be Michael Barrett, candidate for Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes; the Honorable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Provincial representative for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands- Rideau Lakes; and; Tawnya Roberts, Program Specialist, Inspection and Enforcement Unit with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.  Master of Ceremonies, Deputy Fire Chief, Chad Davis will invite each of our honorary guests to bring greetings to attendees followed by comments by Mayor Doug Malanka, Deputy Mayor Jeff Shaver and Fire Chief Bowman.  Following the official ribbon cutting event, people are invited to tour the facilities and ask questions.

The official opening of the new Fire Hall has purposely been timed to correspond with the start of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) that runs from October 6th to October 12th.  This year’s FPW theme is, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”  The theme is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.   If there is a fire in your home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to safely escape.  Augusta residents are reminded that escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Plan for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.

On a separate item, the Board of Directors of the Grenville County Historical Society will unveil a plaque commemorating the historical significance of the Augusta Township Hall at Glenmore.  This Saturday, October 5th, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Augusta Township office in Maynard.