Lincoln and Grimsby to share fire departments
Published September 9, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Neighbouring communities, Lincoln and Grimsby, will now officially be sharing their fire departments with each other.
The two Niagara Region municipalities both signed off on bylaws to create a pilot project for shared fire protection services.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to partner with the Town of Grimsby to create operational success and efficiency in both communities,” said Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton.
The shared fire departments will give both communities a chance to maximize their efficiency while reducing costs to both.
“This model is an outstanding opportunity to work toward the collective good of our communities,” said Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordan.
The authorization of shared fire protection services by the Town of Lincoln 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.