The public is invited to the grand opening of the La Glace Fire Hall on June 12.
The event will include a free barbecue lunch, junior firefighter relay, and a bouncy castle. Visit with STARS and meet Casey the Fire Dog, Sparky, and your local firefighters.
The facility has been operational since July 2020. An official celebration was delayed by pandemic gathering restrictions.
The Fire Hall cost just over $2 million. Construction was made possible in part by a $1.57 million Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grant from the Government of Alberta. The project began in 2018.
“The County expresses thanks to the Government of Alberta for investing in our community infrastructure,” says Reeve Leanne Beaupre. “Community wellness and safety is one of six key themes identified in Council’s strategic planning and the new La Glace Fire Hall is providing improved safety for the community and our firefighters.”
The La Glace Fire Department provides the only large animal rescue in the County. The building includes spaces for training, public education, meetings, maintenance, office needs, as well as equipment and apparatus storage. A dedicated equipment decontamination area provides increased safety.
“The support received to complete this project allows our dedicated paid responders the ability to serve their community in so many ways,” says Dan Verdun, Fire Chief of the County Regional Fire Service. “The new La Glace Fire Hall provides double the space of the former facility that was constructed in 1994, with room for adjustments to our service delivery, changes in equipment design and increased personnel.”
County Councillors, firefighters and residents will gather from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday to celebrate the grand opening.
Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie