Building Division Promotes Building Safety Month - Prizes to Be Won!

Posted on Monday May 07, 2018
NEWS RELEASE
May 7, 2018
 
Building Division Promotes Building Safety Month
Building, Fire and Home Safety
 
Gravenhurst, ON - May is Building Safety Month in Ontario supported by the Ontario Building Officials Association. To celebrate and help increase awareness, the Gravenhurst Building department, in association with the Gravenhurst Fire Department will partner with local merchants to share educational safety displays throughout the community at participating locations and will host a Building/Fire Safety Day on Friday May 25th.
 
“We want to raise the public's awareness about what the Building division is all about, how we can assist and how to ensure safety precautions are being met,” said Andy Jones, Chief Building Official. “There is a lot of new information in the building code that we can help interpret. We want to make sure the public is aware of the importance of getting building permits before they begin their next project,” added Jones.

Now until May 22, you can visit the Gravenhurst Town Office or participating merchants (Gravenhurst Canadian Tire, Chamberlain Timber Mart, Gravenhurst Home Building Centre or Gravenhurst Home Hardware) and fill out a ballot for the chance to win a variety of prizes including; five (5) $10.00 Gravenhurst Downtown Dollars, five (5) carbon monoxide alarm gift bags and one (1) smoke alarm. There will also be a class pizza lunch prize up for grabs, open to all Gravenhurst school children who submit the best home fire escape plan. Entries can be submitted to andy.jones@gravenhurst.ca or dropped off at the Municipal Office. 
 
From enforcing the building code, examining building plans, to performing building inspections, your Gravenhurst Building division is here to help make Gravenhurst safer for this generation and the next. Let us know how we can help you!
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Andy Jones
Chief Building Official – Town of Gravenhurst
705-687-3412 ext.255