City of Vaughan

City of Vaughan

September 26, 2005 17:46 ET

Vaughan Donates Two Fire Trucks to the Township of Coleman

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 26, 2005) - The City of Vaughan has donated two surplus fire trucks - a pumper and a tanker - to the Township of Coleman, Ontario after a recent fire completely destroyed its fire station and three vehicles.

"This is a fine example of communities working together," said Mayor Michael Di Biase. "We became aware of their situation, and we were in a position to respond in the spirit of good neighbours helping out in a time of need."

Members of Coleman Township Council and the Coleman Township Fire Department accepted the keys to the two vehicles from Mayor Di Biase and Acting Fire Chief Greg Senay at a ceremony held today at the Vaughan Civic Centre.

The August 24 fire at the Coleman Township Fire Hall completely destroyed the structure and its contents, including three Fire Department vehicles. An email was sent to members of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs asking for assistance from any fire department in the province. Acting Fire Chief Greg Senay and The Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, after consultation with the Mayor, responded with the offer of two surplus trucks.

"I thought that this was a wonderful opportunity to lend a helping hand," said Acting Fire Chief Senay. "I'm very pleased that these vehicles, which we restored to operational status, are going to a place that really needs them."

The Township of Coleman is located approximately 100 kilometres north of North Bay.

Contact Information

  • City of Vaughan
    Media Contact: Madeline Zito
    Director of Corporate Communications
    (905) 832-8585 ext. 8027
    madeline.zito@vaughan.ca