Published: March 14, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m.
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, including its Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department, remain committed towards its strategic priority of Organizational Capacity.
At a Council meeting of June 13, 2022, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council awarded a contract to Transitional Solutions Inc. (TSI), to complete a Fire Service Review including a 10-Year Strategic Plan, for the Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department.
The main objectives of the Fire Service Review and Strategic Plan include:
- Community risk assessment
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and related Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and industry standards analysis related to:
- Response time
- Resource and staffing
- Water supply
- Level of service analysis
At a Council meeting of March 13, 2023, Town Council approved the Fire Service Review and 10-Year Strategic Plan.
Fire Service Review and Strategic Plan
To view the Fire Service Review and 10-year Strategic Plan, visit HERE.
Next steps include the development of a Fire Service Tactical Plan, and the provision of three (3) Level of Service options for Council to consider. Both of these projects will be based on the Strategic Plan, and the recommendations contained in the Review.
To view the Council meeting of March 23, 2023, visit the Town’s YouTube channel HERE. (Fire Service Review and Strategic Plan were addressed at 2:24:05 mark of the Council meeting)
“The Fire Service Review and Strategic Plan align with Council’s commitment to transparency, and its strategic priority of Organizational Capacity. These documents provide long-term strategies to build upon the existing dedicated and efficient Fire-Rescue Department.” – Brittany Merrifield, Mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield
“The Department is pleased to have this Strategic Plan as a framework to guide us in decision making. Along with the recommendations contained in the Review, we are positioned for success to ensure the needs of the community and Council are met.” – Troy Gautreau, Fire Chief, Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department
“Transitional Solutions Inc. (TSI) was honoured to be awarded the contract to complete the Fire Service Review and 10-year Strategic Plan for the Grand Bay-Westfield Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department. The Fire Service Review and Strategic Plan are complementing documents, providing a plan to ensure informed decision making for both Council and Fire Administration in the future. During our time spent in Grand Bay-Westfield and through the engagement process, TSI learned that this is a strong, healthy, and sustainable fire Department, and that is reflected in the support from Administration, Council and the community. The Organization’s leaders are capable and respected by the many dedicated volunteer Firefighters within the Department. Residents of Grand Bay-Westfield can be rest assured that they are well protected by an efficient, capable and competent Fire Department.” – Erica Thomas, President, TSI
Town Contact Information
Phone: (506) 738-6400 (Option 3 for after-hours urgent matters)
In-person: 609 River Valley Drive, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Alerts
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield encourages residents to register for the emergency alert system (CodeRED by OnSolve). This is to ensure that the Town can notify residents in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. To register, visit HERE.
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