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Online survey

The Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury have partnered to review fire and emergency services.
A survey has been created to get feedback from each community to help plan the future of the fire service. Complete the survey and share your thoughts on the mission statement, vision statement and guiding principles. Your feedback will help shape the service delivery review project. The survey will remain open until the end of July.

Take the survey

Virtual public session

Join the Town of Georgina for a joint fire services assessment Public Information Centre (PIC) on Wednesday, June 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During the session, members of the public will learn more about the Georgina and East Gwillimbury fire services and provide input on how fire services are delivered in the community.
The event will be livestreamed and recorded.

Pre-registration is required. Only pre-registered speakers will be allowed to participate in the meeting. If you would like to participate, fill out the PDF icon Request to speak form and send it to cmcanuff@georgina.ca.

If you need assistance, call 905-476-4301, ext. 2216.

If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, send them to fireadmin@georgina.ca.

If you are unable to attend the session you can watch the recording on our website. 

Municipal Modernization Program

The Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury have initiated a PDF icon Joint Fire Services Assessment through the Municipal Modernization Program (279.46 KB) to investigate modernizations and efficiencies. 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of efficient municipal services that are financially sustainable. Even as municipalities continue to face challenges, there are also opportunities to evolve services and stimulate new ways of doing business to better serve our growing communities.

Residents of East Gwillimbury and Georgina are provided with reliable and quality fire and emergency services. Under the leadership of the department Fire Chiefs and guidance of municipal strategic plans, both towns focus on continuous improvement in how we provide services to residents.

Both municipalities will see significant growth in the coming years, and East Gwillimbury and Georgina see opportunities for collaboration that may result in enhanced service for both municipalities. With funding received from the provincial Municipal Modernization Fund, East Gwillimbury and Georgina have partnered to review fire and emergency services.

Project overview

The Joint Fire Services Assessment project will determine efficiencies and modernization opportunities under the terms of the Office of the Fire Marshal’s Three Lines of Defence:

  1. Public Fire Safety Education
  2. Fire Safety Standards and Enforcement
  3. Emergency Response

The project includes:

  • A refresh of both municipalities’ Fire Master Plans to address current growth projections
  • Analysis of the three potential service options:

o   standalone modernized fire services for both municipalities
o   shared services options
o   consolidated composite (full-time and paid on-call/volunteer) department models

  • Implementation strategies for all options

Our goal, as always, is to deliver an efficient, effective and modern fire service for our residents and businesses. Public consultation opportunities will be provided. Check municipal websites for when and how to participate.

To learn more about the fire services and this project, contact Fire Chief Ron Jenkins.

 

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