Armstrong and Spallumcheen are considering ways to maintain the effectiveness of the fire service.

Armstrong and Spallumcheen are considering ways to maintain the effectiveness of the fire service.

Enhancements proposed for Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire service

Plan could include expansion of fire hall and hiring a second full-time employee

Armstrong and Spallumcheen are taking steps to maintain the effectiveness of the fire service.

A study will evaluate a proposed expansion of the fire hall’s equipment bays and other facilities while the addition of a second paid, full-time position will be considered by the two municipalities.

“Parts of the hall don’t meet code,” said Chris Pieper, Armstrong mayor, of deficiencies in the current building.

Approval has also been given to the establishment of a governance committee to oversee and provide direction on recommendations included in the recent fire service review.

“We are really fortunate to have a good department,” said Pieper.

Look for more in Friday’s Morning Star.