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Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is Turning 50 and You're Invited

May 03, 2018

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 next weekend at the Garry W. Morden Centre (GWMC). Your invitation to see the fire department, Peel Regional Police and the Department of National Defence in action has arrived.  
 
Official Ceremony and Community Open House Details 
 
What:
An official ceremony and community open house celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES). Activities to include:
• watch 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
• watch how quickly a kitchen fire can go from minor to devastating
• learn 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, much more
 
Who:
The Official Ceremony will include speakers and special guests including:
• Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
• Pat Saito, Ward 9 Councillor
• Tim Beckett, Mississauga Fire Chief
• Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management
• Marc Andrews, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police
• a representative from the Department of National Defence
 
Where:
Garry W. Morden Centre
7535 Ninth Line
Mississauga, ON
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When:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Official Ceremony: 10:30 a.m.
Community Open House: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Parking:
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.
                                                                                                               
Come hungry, free chicken hotdogs and sausages will be available courtesy of Maple Lodge Farms. While enjoying lunch, remember members of the Mississauga community that are struggling to put food on the table. Help MFES fill a fire truck with quality, non-perishable food items for neighbours in need.
 
Souvenir bracelets and water bottles will be given to guests on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Follow MFES’ journey to their 50th anniversary celebration on Twitter, #MFESturns50. 


 
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Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 3940                                       
Lindsay.Noronha@mississauga.ca                 
TTY: 905-896-5151






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