City of Cornwall Ontario Flunks Fire Marshall Review with a possible record 28 recommendations made!

City of Cornwall Ontario Flunks Fire Marshall Review with a possible record 28 recommendations made!

fire cumberland june 2013CFN – It looks like the city of Cornwall Ontario may have set a record with 28 recommendations that will be reviewed at City Council tonight.

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The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has completed a review of the Cornwall Fire Service making twenty-eight recommendations that will be presented to Cornwall City Council tonight. The review identifies issues in the delivery of Fire Prevention responsibilities in addition to important health and safety issues for Cornwall’s residents.  The review concludes, in part:

 

“This review has determined that the City of Cornwall is not meeting minimum legislated requirements. It identifies inconsistencies and deficiencies in the delivery of fire protection services in the City of Cornwall.” It goes on to state: “Reducing or eliminating deficiencies will improve the safety of the public and front line fire service personnel, and may reduce municipal liability.”

 

Cornwall Professional Fire Fighters Association President Bruce Donig said his members fully endorse the review’s conclusions. “The review makes clear what fire fighters in Cornwall have been saying for years, there are significant public and fire fighter safety issues in the Cornwall Fire Service that need to be addressed”

 

Donig went on to say “We are encouraged that the report concludes that fire fighters require more training, we have been asking for more training for years.  Imagine a workplace where the employees want more training but don’t receive it from their employer.”

 

President Donig concludes, “I encourage Council to endorse the review, we need to focus on these problems and deliver the fire service that the residents of Cornwall expect, and are paying for. The Cornwall Fire Service fails to meet the requirements of Council’s own Bylaws – there is extensive work to be done.”

 

This review has determined that the City of Cornwall is not meeting minimum legislated requirements.   It identifies inconsistencies and deficiencies in the delivery of fire protection services in the City of Cornwall.

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….we have been asking for more training for years. Imagine a workplace where the employees want more training but don’t receive it from their employer.

We will be following up on this story shortly.

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