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UPDATED North Huron Receives Consultants Report on Fire Services

Monday May 31st, 2010

UPDATED - May 31 2010 - New documentation attached (PDF)
> Report on the Status of Fire Services: Central Huron and North Huron (Report)

North Huron, ON -- North Huron Reeve Neil Vincent and Central Huron Reeve Bert Dykstra have received a consultant's report which examines the fire services of both municipalities as it relates to the fire coverage of the northern part of Central Huron.

A retired Ontario Fire Marshall official, was retained by the two Councils to provide an independent analysis of the North Huron and Central Huron Fire Departments and the cost and delivery of their fire protection and prevention services.  

The consultant recommended that Reeve Vincent and Reeve Dykstra establish a subcommittee of Council to review the report and consider its recommendations. 

"The North Huron subcommittee has reviewed the report and I believe the report will help us move forward with our negotiations with Central Huron to conclude a formal fire services agreement," said Reeve Vincent.  "The consultant has offered to facilitate the negotiations and I look forward to meeting with Reeve Dykstra and the consultant at the first available opportunity." 

"North Huron supports response from the closest fire department and wishes to maintain the current services being provided," said Reeve Vincent. 

There is an interim fire services agreement, which expires at the end of May, between North Huron and Central Huron for the Fire Department of North Huron -- Blyth Station to provide fire protection into the northern part of Central Huron.  It is North Huron's intent to work diligently towards having a new agreement in place by the end of May.  


For more information contact: 
Gary Long, CAO/Clerk
Township of North Huron
519-357-3550 x. 24