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Brockton to host regional fire training centre at Walkerton fire hall

Brockton municipal and fire officials announce the signing of the memorandum of understanding to establish a regional fire training centre in Walkerton. From the left are Mayor Chris Peabody, CAO Sonya Watson, Lyle Quan, Brockton clerk Fiona Hamilton, Walkerton interim fire chief Glen Wilhelm, firefighter Chris Wilson, Guy Degagne and incoming director of fire and emergency services Chris Wells. (Submitted Photo)

BROCKTON – It’s official – the Municipality of Brockton is proud to announce the partnership with the Ontario Fire College to establish a regional fire training centre at the Walkerton fire hall.

The regional training centre allows the municipality to provide in-house training to the Walkerton and Elmwood fire departments, as well as serve other departments across Bruce County. The centre has the ability to designate satellite locations to allow the municipality to work with the County of Bruce fire departments to offer a diverse set of programs.

Representatives from the Ontario Fire College collaborated with municipal staff to develop the business plan and resources required at the centre.

Brockton is excited to offer this service to local and neighbouring firefighters, and continue to work with the Ontario Fire College to provide high quality, affordable and attainable training opportunities to support our fire departments.

Chris Wells, incoming director of fire and emergency services, said, “The municipality and both our fire departments are enthusiastic about this partnership opportunity with the Ontario Fire College. We are proud to host a regional training centre in Walkerton and offer valuable training locally to our firefighters.”

Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody added, “Brockton is excited to host a regional training centre in partnership with the Ontario Fire College. This demonstrates council’s commitment to ensuring that our firefighters in Bruce County have the training they need to protect our communities.”