South Stormont has named Gordon Mills as the new fire chief for the township. Mills joins the township as a result of the recent retirement of former Chief Roger Desjardins.
“Council is happy to have Gordon on board. He has experience and leadership in the fire service. We had a great working relationship with our former chief, and are confident with our selection and looking forward to further success in working together with our new chief,” said Mayor Brian McGillis.
Mills has several years of management and leadership experience. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mills’ career started as a volunteer firefighter in a quiet village in Ottawa south. He then went on to become the first full-time chief for the former Township of Rideau.
Mills is responsible for the administration and co-ordination of the South Stormont Fire Department. These duties include operational readiness on a 24-hour, 365 days a year basis. The Township of South Stormont has a complement of up to 96 volunteer firefighters and a total of four fire stations located in Long Sault, Ingleside, Newington and St. Andrews West.