There’s a New Fire Chief in Town

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There’s a New Fire Chief in Town
Our new Fire Chief, Matt Stephenson. (Photo : Submitted photo)

Chief Matt Stephenson replaces Jeff Weber who retired in July.

In addition to leading the department, he will continue to oversee several projects that are planned over the next couple of years including the completing of a new Fire Hall as well as an update to the City’s Fire Master Plan.

The Cornwall Fire Service will continue to have a leadership team consisting of a Fire Chief and two Deputy Fire Chiefs within its organizational structure. Recruitment efforts will begin shortly for Chief Stephenson’s replacement who will work in parallel with Leighton Woods in the other Deputy Chief role.

“I am excited to serve the residents of our community as fire Chief and look forward to the challenges this new role will present,” said Chief Stephenson. “Through strong leadership and cooperation, I will work collaboratively with council, our Fire Service personnel, community members, city staff, and our County Fire Services to excel Cornwall Fire Services into the future.”

“I am honoured to take on this important role and the challenges and responsibilities that go with it. I feel extremely proud to be part of such an amazing organization.”

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