Port Colborne adds touch-a-truck to fire prevention week open house

Posted by Michelle Idzenga on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Port Colborne’s annual Fire Prevention Week open house is bigger and better this year with the addition of Touch-a-Truck next door at the Engineering and Operations Centre. On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., children, families and community members are welcomed to the Port Colborne Fire Hall and Engineering and Operations Centre to learn more about fire prevention and city operations.

The Port Colborne Engineering and Operations Centre, located at 1 Killaly Street West, will play host to the City’s first Touch-a-Truck event, allowing kids of all ages to touch, learn, and sit in trucks, tractors, snow plows, and other pieces of equipment used by City staff.

“Touch-a-Truck will add a new and exciting aspect to our Fire Prevention Week open house,” said Amber LaPointe, member of Port Colborne’s Leadership Program. “City staff are excited to show and teach the community about the equipment they use on a daily basis to serve the residents of Port Colborne.”

Touch-a-Truck is spearheaded by Port Colborne’s Leadership Program, an in-house program designed to train and prepare the corporation’s up and coming leaders. Funds raised from this event, including a donation-based barbeque lunch, will benefit Niagara Nutrition Partners, a Region-wide initiative providing coordinated nutrition programs in elementary and secondary schools.

Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services will be hosting their Fire Prevention Week open house at 3 Killaly Street West, offering activates including fire escape routes, fire truck tours, target practice with fire hose and a live burn cell demonstration to ensure everyone is fire safe.

“Fire prevention is critical for all members of the family to know and practice,” said Charles Turpin, fire prevention officer. “The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is escape planning. We want to encourage families to be the heroes in their home by having a planned escape route in case of a fire. Remember, never think a fire can’t happen to you.”

For more information about the Touch-a-Truck event and Fire Prevention Week open house, visit www.portcolborne.ca.



News Archive

Weather Alerts - Oct. 31
Port Colborne currently has two weather alerts in effect: Wind Warning and …
Michelle IdzengaThu Oct 31st, 2019
Special Weather Statement - Oct. 30, 2019
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Port Colborne…
Michelle IdzengaWed Oct 30th, 2019
Lake Erie Flood Warning - October 27
Sustained strong winds have resulted in a rise of Lake Erie water levels of…
NPCASun Oct 27th, 2019
The Poppy Campaign
Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of million…
Royal Canadian LegionFri Oct 25th, 2019
Road resurfacing on municipal roads has begun
Rankin Construction has been contracted for the milling and resurfacing of …
Michelle IdzengaThu Oct 24th, 2019
Fall road grading underway
Over the next two weeks, weather dependent, residents can expect to see cre…
Michelle IdzengaThu Oct 24th, 2019
The City of Port Colborne is proposing to regulate the commercial productio…
Dan Aquilina, Director of Planning and Develo…Thu Oct 24th, 2019
St. Catharines Provincial Offences Courthouse…
Regional Council approved the closure of the 71 King St. courthouse on June…
Niagara RegionThu Oct 24th, 2019
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next »