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Media Release - Fire Chief - April 17, 2018

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Media Release
For Immediate Release
April 17, 2018


FIRE CHIEF

The Township of North Huron is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Municipality of Huron East for the provision of Fire Chief services.

North Huron's Fire Chief position became vacant in late 2017. Subject to ratification by the Municipality of Huron East at their April 17, 2018 Council meeting, Marty Bedard, Fire Chief for the Municipality of Huron East, will assume responsibility for North Huron's fire services effective May 1, 2018. Chief Bedard will be working closely with Deputy Chiefs Matt Townsend and Chad Kregar and will continue to be responsible for Huron East's fire services. Chief Bedard is well known to North Huron's Fire Department personnel and has over 24 years of fire experience.

North Huron Reeve Neil Vincent stated "The Township of North Huron is very pleased that the Municipality of Huron East has agreed to allow Chief Bedard to assume responsibility for North Huron's fire services. Chief Bedard is known locally, has a wealth of experience, and a proven record of being able to lead and manage fire operations. North Huron believes this new arrangement will benefit area municipalities who receive fire services from North Huron. We look forward to working with Chief Bedard and Huron East Council and staff during the transitional process and wish to thank Deputy Chiefs Townsend and Kregar for their leadership over the last 5 months."

Deputy Chiefs Townsend and Kregar stated "North Huron's Fire Department personnel thank North Huron's Council and administrative staff for engaging them in filling the Fire Chief vacancy. North Huron's Fire Department also wish to thank Huron East Council and staff for being open and receptive to this new arrangement. The Fire Department's personnel are very supportive of Council's decision."


Media Contacts:

Dwayne Evans, CAO
519-357-3550 Ext 124

Neil Vincent, Reeve
519-357-2336

Deputy Chief Matt Townsend
519-525-7392
Deputy Chief Chad Kregar
519-357-0543