New chief sought
By Angela Brown
News Staff North Glengarry is looking for a new part-time fire chief following the recent resignation of Stephen Stewart.
Mr. Stewart, who was the Alexandria fire chief and oversaw the Maxville and Apple Hill stations, also had another fulltime job. He remains the Alexandria fire chief. “For the last few months we have been operating with the fire chiefs for each station reporting to me,” CAO Daniel Gagnon told
The new fire chief, who will report to the CAO, will oversee the department which is comprised of 75 volunteer firefighters and three station chiefs.
Bernard Lalonde is the department’s fire service administrator and the Alexandria deputy chief. Mr. Gagnon said the township will re-evaluate Mr. Lalonde’s position and the organizational chart for the department after it fills the chief’s position. Mr. Lalonde said he is interested in applying for the job. The chief will also prepare operating and capital budgets for the department and will be responsible for training, inspections, first response, and coordinating rescue operations. February 19 is the deadline to apply for the post.
At a recent meeting, municipal council formally appointed leaders of the the three district stations. At the Maxville fire station, Logan Mcintosh is chief and Daniel Bray deputy chief; in Apple Hill, Donald McCulloch is chief and Barry Benton deputy chief. There is no set term for these positions.