It’s not every day an organization that focuses on protecting, educating and saving the lives of residents reaches a milestone anniversary. So, when it does happen, there’s going to be a party.
A celebration fitting the 50th anniversary of Mississauga’s award-winning Fire and Emergency Services team is happening May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garry W. Morden Centre (7535 Ninth Line). This is your invitation to see the fire department, Peel Regional Police and the Department of National Defence in action.
Activities will include: watching firefighters extinguish a powerful blaze and demonstrate a high-angle rescue; a high-speed chase demonstration by Peel Regional Police; access to an escape room; a demonstration on how quickly a kitchen fire can go from minor to devastating; learning how residential sprinkler systems can protect your family; face painting; kids’ colouring stations; a visit from Molly the Fire Dog; tours of the Garry W. Morden Centre; selfie stations and much more. As well, souvenir bracelets and water bottles will be given to guests on a first-come-first-served basis.
The official ceremony will include speakers and special guests including Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett, Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Chief Ross Nichols, Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief Marc Andrews and a representative from the Department of National Defence.
Take your appetite, free chicken hotdogs and sausages will be available courtesy of Maple Lodge Farms. While enjoying lunch, remember members of the Mississauga community who are struggling to put food on the table. Help Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) fill a fire truck with quality, non-perishable food items for neighbours in need.
Limited parking is available at the Garry W. Morden Centre. Additional, complimentary parking is available at the Lisgar GO Station located at 3250 Argentia Rd. Shuttle buses will be available to and from the GO station and the Garry W. Morden Centre every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Follow the MFES journey to their 50th anniversary celebration on Twitter, #MFESturns50.
Image courtesy of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services