By Nancy Abra
Approximately 300 area residents took advantage of an Open House and fire prevention education afternoon at the new Thorndale Fire Station last Sunday, October 14th. This great opportunity to see and tour this new station as well as talk to the volunteer firefighters who serve them.
Since their move to this location on the west end of Thorndale on June 14th, they have been called out 30 times. This impressive facility now meets community needs but more importantly the requirements for the future of this growing community. Their jurisdiction is from Hwy #2 (Dundas Street) in the south, to Hwy #7 in the north, Prospect Hill Road in the west to Cobble Hill in the east and as this area is growing in population, there has been a slight steady increase of fire calls per year which averages to about 75.
Besides the tours of both the building & fire trucks, there were children activities, fire safety talk and videos, and fire demonstrations. There was also a BBQ by donation to help raise funds for the future purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera for the station.
Thames Centre Thorndale District Chief, Ken Armstrong said, “We have had a fantastic response. I am so very pleased of turnout of people. We are all so proud of this new facility as we will be able to continue to serve our community.”