Latchford FD to extend auto extraction services

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By Jamie Mountain

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

LATCHFORD – The Latchford Volunteer Fire Department has been requested to extend the area for its auto extraction services.

Councillor Scott Green told Latchford council during his report at the March 18 regular meeting that fire chief Mike Beaupre met with other area fire chiefs on March 17 and the Latchford department was asked if it would extend its auto extraction services to cover Coleman Township “as far as the Highway 11B turn-off.”

Green noted that the Latchford department currently serves as far as the natural gas pipeline.

“Mike says he and his team says they are OK with this,” said Green of the proposal.

“There’s no real issue. Basically they’re just asking us to extend our line from the pipeline to just past the truck stop, with council’s approval.”

Mayor George Lefebvre wanted assurance that Beaupre had no issues with running the auto extraction service as far as the Highway 11B turn-off.

Green responded that was correct and that Beaupre “already had approval from the rest of his team.”

“OK, that’s great,” said Lefebvre.

Clerk-treasurer Jaime Allen commented that Coleman Township no longer does its own auto extraction “so it was the Timiskaming Municipal Fire Association that made the request.

“It’s just extending (the coverage area) a little bit.”

Jamie Mountain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Temiskaming Speaker