CENTRE WELLINGTON – Monday, during a Special Council meeting, Dillion Consulting presented a draft Fire Master Plan to Council and staff. The draft Fire Master Plan is now available on our website for public input.
"This is a great step forward in shaping Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue's future" said Brad Patton, Fire Chief. "Throughout numerous discussions and meetings we were able to come up with positive options for the future of our department. We are looking forward to public input and a final Fire Master Plan".
The final documents will be created through collaboration among Council, the Fire & rescue Department and residents. The outcome is to establish a plan that ensures the safety and long-term viability of our volunteer fire and rescue suppression staff, while providing efficient service to the public. Growth, residential, commercial and institutional operations were all significant factors in the draft plan.
The draft plan has been presented to the Officers and Firefighters at both stations and is supported by both Firefighter Associations. The draft plan provides options for consideration, with a preferred option to maintain, support and enhance the volunteer services model.
The department's current administrative team includes the full-time Fire Chief, Chief Training Officer/Public Fire Safety Education, Public Safety Officer/ District Chief and an administrative assistant. The existing volunteer firefighters include a district chief, thirteen additional Captains, and 46 firefighters.
The Draft Fire Master Plan is now online, comments and questions are encouraged. Visit www.centrewellington.ca/firemasterplan. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator
Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519.846.9691 x220 centrewellington.ca
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