The fourth annual fire safety and awareness open house will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Mattawa Fire Hall from 10 am til 1 pm.
The Mattawa Fire Department and Sparky would like to invite you to attend the event and learn more about the numerous tasks that the firefighters and other emergency service agencies perform.
Fire prevention and safety information will be available. Informative videos will be streaming. Emergency services personnel will be available to answer all your questions. There will be live demonstrations of equipment use.
College and university students will soon be heading to school and living on their own – in many cases for the first time. Now is the time to remind them about fire safety when they are renting rooms, apartments and other lodging.
Applications are being received for the position of volunteer firefighter. Applications forms and additional information can be picked up at the Municipal Office, on the Town of Mattawa website and on the Recruitment page of this website.
Applications will be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 16, 2019 to the attention of:
Ms. Francine Desormeau Clerk/Deputy-Treasurer Corporation of the Town of Mattawa 160 Water Street Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0 email@example.com
We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.
When you call 911 in an emergency, emergency responders can lose precious minutes trying to locate the home, business, or other type of facility that requires assistance if address numbers are not EASILY and CLEARLY visible!
YOU can greatly assist in making this possible!
Some questions, tips and guidelines from the Mattawa Fire Department:
Ask your friends, clients, and visitors if they can clearly see the property number.
Is the property number clearly visible in both daylight and at night?
Is there enough contrast in the numbers versus the background on which they are displayed?
Are the numbers faded, do they need to be painted, or replaced?
Are there lights near the numbers to make them more visible?
Are the numbers reflective?
Bigger is better!
Recommendation for single-family homes is at least 4″ high lettering.
Recommendation for multiple dwelling units is at least 6″ high lettering.
Do the numbers face the street on which the property resides?
Are the numbers visible in both directions? You never know in which direction emergency assistance may approach.
If there is a driveway to a property, then the numbers need to be clearly visible at the accessing road.
Trim, trim, trim…
Bushes, flowers, vines, trees, weeds can easily obscure property numbers in spring, summer, and fall.
Move anything that may obscure the property numbers.
Clear snow and ice to make all property numbers clearly visible.