Media Release - October 4, 2021
Town Initiates the Development of a Comprehensive Fire Master Plan
To ensure that The Blue Mountains Fire Department continues to meet the needs of the community, a comprehensive review of operations and services is being completed through the development of a comprehensive Fire Master Plan.
The plan will include a review of existing operations and services and will establish an actionable path forward in planning and preparing for future emergency challenges, as well as focusing on enhancing overall public education and safety. To launch the project, a dedicated webpage has been created where residents can keep engaged with the project's details and key dates. To view the project webpage, please visit: http://yourview.thebluemountains.ca/fire- master-plan
The Fire Master Plan will be completed in phases, beginning with a Town-wide Community Risk Assessment which is used to identify and evaluate all risks to public safety to better inform decision-making within the Town's fire services.
“As the Town continues to see significant growth in population and development, it is important our Fire Department is equipped with the tools and resources necessary to ensure and enhance the safety of our community,” says Mayor Alar Soever. “The development of a comprehensive Fire Master Plan will give the Town a strategic and actionable path forward for our fire services and ensure they remain sustainable well into the future.”
Through research and community consultation, the Fire Master Plan will examine the people, processes, and technology of the Town's Fire Department and will address key items by recommending industry best practices, current standards, and applicable legislation as the foundation for all work going forward. The final plan is scheduled to be received by Council in February 2022.
For more information, please contact:
The Blue Mountains Fire Department
519-599-3131 ext. 101