Holyrood Fire Hall slated for expansion

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The Town of Holyrood is paying for some upgrades to the fire hall.

During the January 19 meeting, council awarded the contract to Mugford’s Contracting, valued at a total cost of $148,499.

Councillor Roger Myette said the volunteers have done a number of upgrades on the building themselves, including installation of showers, building of a storage room and small training room which doubled as a warming room, the addition of a new generator, roof work, and more.

This contract will pay for an extension which will be used for training. Construction is scheduled to begin April 12.

“When they do in-house training, they have to move the vehicles outside and perform training in the vehicles area,” said Myette. “Or they try to do training in a smaller room, which is cramped at times. So, it’s time to build a bigger training room so the residents can have a fire department that is not limited to training based on the size of the training room. I feel this is a step in the right direction for our volunteers who take time out of their busy lives to protect our citizens, and to have a space where they feel comfortable getting the training they need to be the best firefighters they can be.”

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News