Posted on December 14, 2016 at 1:30pm
Cornwall Fire Service
receives $10,000 donation
The Cornwall Fire Service has received a $10,000 donation from Enbridge, to assist with the establishment of a local training centre for firefighters.
Enbridge Senior Land Agent Norm Cassidy presented a cheque to Fire Chief Pierre Voisine and Training Officer Murray Fenton, on Monday, at the main Fire Hall on Fourth Street.
The training centre, to be built on the site of the old soccer bubble on Saunders Drive, will house shipping containers with gas-powered simulators to provide real-life training scenarios.
“We will be able to simulate car fires and tank fires in a controlled setting,” said Chief Voisine. “Having this type of equipment will make for a safer training environment.” The training centre – which could be operational by the spring – will provide a venue for year-round training for Cornwall firefighters, as well as those in the neighbouring townships of SDG.
funding from Enbridge is critical to making this project a reality,” the fire chief