Wainfleet welcomes new interim Fire Chief

Following several changes in the past year, the Wainfleet Volunteer Fire Department continued to move forward Monday Dec. 4/2017 as they welcome their new interim Fire Chief, Lee Smith.

Joining the Niagara Falls Fire Department in 1988 as a firefighter, Lee also held the roles of Fire Prevention Officer and Captain and was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1998. He was appointed Fire Chief from 2007 to 2016, when he retired. Since that time, Lee has worked as a consultant, primarily within Niagara, before joining Wainfleet.

At its regular meeting of Council on December 5/2017, Council will appoint Lee Smith as the new interim Chief.

“Chief Smith will continue to move the fire service forward. The volunteer firefighters have been working extremely hard to improve all aspects of the fire service and are looking forward to the training and knowledge he brings to the department,” said Mayor April Jeffs.

“I am excited to meet staff and begin working to help enhance fire safety and response in Wainfleet.” said Chief Smith. “This is a great opportunity and I look forward to digging in and being part of this very positive transformation taking place here in the Township.”

The Wainfleet Fire Department operates four fire stations to provide the Township with fire protection and emergency services. The volunteer Department has a complement of approximately 40 firefighters and is currently recruiting new volunteers. Interested recruits should contact Tara McLachlan, Administrative Assistant to Protective Services at 905-899-3463 X 221 or by email: tmclachlan@wainfleet.ca.

Source – Township of Wainfleet press release



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