Ontario Construction News staff writer
Brampton Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1068 presented the City of Brampton with a cheque for $150,000 to help build a new memorial to honour fallen firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
An additional $150,000 has been contributed by the city.
“We are so grateful for this incredibly generous contribution from our partners at IAFF Local 1068,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “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.”
The 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 house 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
Canadian professional artists and artist-led teams are invited to submit expressions of interest to create the memorial site.
The Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest is a two-step process:
- A review of expressions of interest by a selection panel of project stakeholders.
- Invitations to a shortlist of eligible artists to submit a design proposal. The successful artist will be selected at this stage.
“Our team members are not only colleagues, but family,” said Chief Bill Boyes, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.
“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 memorial space will make our new Williams Parkway Fire Campus a truly special place.”