Brampton Professional Fire Fighters Contribute $150,000 Towards New Fire Campus Memorial

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Members of the Brampton Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1068 present the cheque. Pic: City of Brampton

BRAMPTON: The Brampton Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1068 has presented the City of Brampton with a cheque for $150,000 to contribute to a new memorial that will honour Brampton’s fallen firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

The association members voted in favour of contributing these funds adding to the $150,000 already provided by the City, totaling $300,000 for the art piece.

This memorial will be located at the new Fire Headquarters and Training Centre on Williams Parkway, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2023. The state-of-the-art, centralized facility will be home to Brampton’s Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters, Prevention Division, new Fire Station 203, an Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Measures Office, and indoor and outdoor fire training facilities.

Call for Artists The City of Brampton is inviting professional artists and artistled teams to submit expressions of interest to create a new Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Memorial. Artists must reside in and be legally permitted to work in Canada. This Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest is the first stage of a two-stage competitive process.

• Stage One: A review of expressions of interest by a selection panel of project stakeholders.

• Stage Two: Invitations to a shortlist of eligible artists to submit a design proposal. The successful artist will be selected at this stage. The submission period for stage one opened on September 2 and will close on October 14, 2021, at 2 pm.

For more information and to download the Call to Artists document, visit brampton. ca/publicart Mayor Patrick Brown said: “We are so grateful for this incredibly generous contribution from our partners at IAFF Local 1068. This memorial will honour all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and serve as a daily reminder of our Fire team’s unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our community. I am also so pleased to invite artists to take part in creating this important piece for our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services — it is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to recognize a team that plays an invaluable role in our city.”

Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton, said: “The integration of this artistic memorial piece will meaningfully enhance this new campus and contribute to the overall well-being of our team members who do such important and selfless work for our community each day.”

David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of BramptonDavid Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton, sid:“It is moving to see the partnerships and collaboration taking place to develop this memorial, which means so much to our team and our community. On behalf of the City of Brampton, I express my sincere gratitude to our partners at IAFF Local 1068 for their commitment to this piece.”

Chief Bill Boyes, Brampton Fire and Emergency ServicesChief Bill Boyes, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, added: “Our team members are not only colleagues, but family. This memorial monument will mean a lot to the entire Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team, giving us the opportunity to celebrate the lives and contribution of our fallen members. This will make our new Williams Parkway Fire Campus a truly special place.”

Paul Lecompte, President, Brampton Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1068Paul Lecompte, President, Brampton Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1068, noted: “I am proud of our members who have voted to support this important initiative. This memorial will mean a lot to everyone and recognizing those who have sacrificed for the safety of our community is important so that our family and theirs keep memories alive.”

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