The Oshawa Fire Service’s new master plan is expected to be included in next month’s budget after council asked that some measures be adjusted ahead the march 4th final draft. The plan stems from a report on the quality of the city’s fire service Fire Chief Steve Meringer says “We did very well, our response times are very good, the level of service we provide is good as is our depth of coverage. There are some improvements we can make such as training and our training facility which we need to replace.” Council is expected to approve the 2013 budget, including the revised plan on March 18th.
One Response to “The City of Oshawa is close to adopting a new master fire plan”
Katherine J. Says:
February 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Included in this master fire plan, are emergency responses to Whitby included? Also are we, the Taxpayers of Oshawa being compensated in any way for the times fire trucks and staff from Oshawa are being sent to help our neighbouring Whitby Fire and Emergency Services on a more regular basis?
It would appear that perhaps Whitby Fire and Emergency Services is either understaffed or not equipped properly to deal with their own emergencies that being water/ice rescue, trench and confined space rescue as well as any type of rescue involving ropes. That being said, as Oshawa and Whitby continue to grow, the requirement for adequate service does as well.