Please review the attached media release regarding the current Leave of Absence of the Manitouwadge Fire Department.
MEDIA RELEASE - November 9, 2021
Manitouwadge, ON -- We are incredibly saddened that valued members of the Manitouwadge Volunteer Fire Department have chosen to take an unplanned Leave of Absence from their positions. The Municipality is reviewing the concerns expressed today by local volunteers and is committed to working collaboratively to find respectful solutions.
In the meantime, ensuring community safety and protection against this sudden loss of service has taken precedence. We are grateful to our neighbours throughout the region who are coming forward to ensure that Manitouwadge residents and businesses are temporarily protected.
The Municipality is in the process of recruiting a new Fire Chief following the retirement of long-time Fire Chief, Owen Cranney. We would like to thank the Town of Marathon and Acting Chief Earl Grigg for their continued support during this period of transition.
For media inquiries please contact:
Florence MacLean, CAO
807-826-3227 x 236