PETROLIA OPENS J. H. FAIRBANK FIRE TRAINING CENTRE
Petrolia – Jay Arns, Chief of the Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department was pleased to be able to officially open the J. H. Fairbank Fire Training Centre this morning in Petrolia.
Special guests were Charlie Fairbank and Pat McGee of Oil Springs, that graciously allowed the Training Centre to be named after Petrolia’s former fire chief and oil pioneer Mr. John Henry Fairbank – great grandfather to Mr. Charlie Fairbank.
Members of the Fire Management Committee, and of the Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department were on site for the opening which included a fire hose “ribbon” cutting, and tours of the facility.
Chief Arns said, “I am glad to have this facility available for training. Our department prides itself in being at the forefront of safety and rescue training and this facility offers us the space we need for most of that.”
Acting Mayor, Grant Purdy stated the importance of support our first responders and said, “…Resident safety is paramount. Anything that our department can do to remain ahead of the training requirements and continue to enhance their skills is a benefit to Petrolia and area. On behalf of Council, we thank them for their dedication to training and upgrading their skills.”
The J.H. Fairbank Fire Training Centre is located adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 541 Maude Street in Petrolia.