The Village of Pouce Coupe is circulating a survey for residents with options to choose for cutting fire services in the village.
The village is hosting an open house this week looking for ratepayer feedback about the survey, and fire services in the village.
Councillor Dani Veach says the issue has been a burning topic of discussion of council for the better part of a year.
“We’re looking for community to come out and support the hall and department, and let us know what they want from village fire services, and if they have any concerns.”
Fire chief Blair Deveau says he hope anyone with comments or concerns attends.
The village currently has a survey on their website that also went out to residents this week considering four options for fire services – including full cancellation.
The options are:
- No service
- Attending to exterior fires only; not authorized to enter buildings
- Attending to exterior and interior with many regulations.
- Full-Service Operations Tier 3 (Level 3)
The Pouce Coupe fire department is currently a Full-Service Operations Tier 3 (Level 3) which includes extinguishing fires in the area, protecting life and property in the event of fires in the area.
This includes assisting and protecting people in the event of a road traffic collision and rescuing and protecting people in the event of other emergencies.
The open house is slated to run from 7 to 9pm on Sept. 20 at the Pouce Coupe community hall.