The Town of Lincoln and Town of Grimsby Councils formally approve shared fire protection services

Grimsby, ON - (Sept. 8, 2021) – The Town of Lincoln and the Town of Grimsby have approved by-laws to move forward with a pilot project for the provision of shared fire protection services, to deliver fire protection services jointly to both communities.  The implementation of shared fire services allows both municipalities to maximize their collective resources without each having to pay the full cost of such and will serve to preserve the volunteer fire service model.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to partner with the Town of Grimsby to create operational success and efficiency in both communities,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton.  “This is one way we are enhancing our existing cooperative and collaborative relationship with the Town of Grimsby.”

“A chance to partner, build and foster mutually beneficial relationships with other municipalities is an important step in a sustainable future,” said the Town of Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordan.  “This model is an outstanding opportunity to work toward the collective good of our communities.”

“We look forward to working with our neighbours in Grimsby to improve operational efficiencies and enhance service levels,” said Michael Kirkopoulos, CAO for the Town of Lincoln. “We continue to raise the bar by seeking opportunities for efficiencies and through shared resources – it’s one of the ways we’re demonstrating accountability and financial responsibility.”

“The authorization of a shared fire services service agreement is an important step to continue to improve service levels in both communities,” said Harry Schlange, CAO for the Town of Grimsby. “This agreement will further complement our existing relationship with the Town of Lincoln.”

“We are proud of the history that the volunteer fire departments and appreciate their role as a fundamental fabric of the communities,” said Fire Chief Greg Hudson.  “I am honoured to be given the responsibility of Fire Chief in the jointly established Fire Department and to serve as a leader for the safety and well-being of our community.”

The authorization of shared fire protection services by the Town of Grimsby Council also allows for:

  • Jointly establish and regulate a Fire Department for the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Grimsby.
  • Appoint Gregory Hudson as the Fire Chief of the jointly established Fire Department for the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Grimsby.
  • Appoint William J. Blake and William Thomson as Deputy Fire Chief for the jointly established Fire Department for the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Grimsby.

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For more information, please contact:

Rachael Ball-Condron
Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Grimsby
Contact Information: (905) 309-2004
rball-condron@grimsby.ca

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