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Consider the life changing act of becoming a volunteer firefighter

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 09:47 AM

St. Marys Fire Department is holding a Firefighter Recruit Open House on June 13

The St. Marys Fire Department (SMFD) is currently recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Anyone interested in learning more is invited to an open house on June 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“Our volunteers consist of everyday people, they could be carpenters, cement plant workers, factory workers, farmers, electricians, mechanics, or work at the local car dealership,” said Fire Chief and Director of Emergency...

Captain Josh Becker named Firefighter of the Month for May

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 09:41 AM

This May the St. Marys Fire Department is pleased to announce Josh Becker as its “Firefighter of the Month”.

Captain Josh Becker was selected as Firefighter of the Month for his 10 years of dedicated service to the department,” said Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “Becker continues to come with high energy, a positive attitude and professional work ethic toward the volunteer job.”

Captain Josh Becker joined the St. Marys Fire Department as a firefighter in 2013. Before that he was a...

St. Marys Fire Department receives substantial donation to purchase much needed equipment.

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 11:42 AM

The St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department has received a substantial donation from a local couple to purchase much needed equipment. Thanks to this donation they will be able to purchase two unique items to benefit the department operationally and use for public education.

Ron and Pat Wouters contacted the St. Marys Fire Department, wanting to donate to the volunteer firefighters to help them obtain equipment they might require.

The first item the department will purchase is a fire blanket which...

Do you know someone who is “Strong As Stone”?

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 09:27 AM

The Town of St. Marys is encouraging residents to recognize those who give back through its Strong as Stone program.

The program allows residents to nominate individuals whose selfless deeds contribute to the quality of life in our community. Eligible nominees are publicly recognized at a Town Council meeting, celebrated in the media, and given an official certificate.

“We are incredibly grateful to all who give their time, talents and energy to help others,” says Mayor Al Strathdee. “The Strong...

St. Marys residents reminded to follow open-air burning rules

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:50 AM

With some warm weather here, the St. Marys Fire Department is reminding residents about obtaining an Open-Air Burn Permit before having a backyard campfire.

An Open-Air Burn Permit is required by by-law for all open air burning in town, including backyard campfires and outdoor fireplaces. “The by-law exists to strike a balance between public safety and improving customer service,” said St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “It’s nice for people who wish to have a small campfire for...