While there are those in Midland who feel the town should be served by an all or nearly an all volunteer fire brigade, Wasaga Beach plans to hire at least six more full time firefighters thus covering both east and west fire stations with permanent smoke eaters 24/7.
As one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation, Wasaga council’s decision was the proper one…..a department with both volunteer and full time members. There was a time, decades and decades ago when volunteer firefighters owned their own businesses and as a public service gladly served night and day, risking both life and limb. However in this day and age most local and district fire departments find it difficult to add to their numbers. So before anyone thinks an all volunteer fire department is THE answer…..it would be wise for them to contact the folks at Wasaga Beach.