Milton town council approves master plan for fire protection services
Published June 23, 2021 at 4:10 pm
Milton town council recently approved the Fire Department’s Master Plan, which contains recommendations for effective fire protection services in the town in both the present and future.
With Milton expected to reach a population of 219,900 by 2031, the Fire Master Plan provides council and senior staff with a planning framework in order to deliver fire protection services over the course of the next 10 years.
“On behalf of Council, thank you to our dedicated Fire Department staff for their commitment to protecting our community each and every day,” said Mayor Gord Krantz.
“The Fire Master Plan addresses the needs of our growing community while ensuring we can enhance our delivery of fire protection, public education and prevention services now and in the future.”
Key actions from the plan include developing a hiring strategy to fully staff existing fire stations, creating proactive inspection and public education cycles, establishing emergency response performance benchmarks, planning for the construction of fire stations 6 and 7 and enhancing the fire department’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
The plan is guided by public education and prevention, fire safety standards and enforcement and emergency response.
“The approval of the new Fire Master Plan will help ensure that the Milton Fire Department is well-positioned to deliver core fire protection and emergency services to the community,” said Peter Gatto, Fire Chief.
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