Six Nations Fire services signs onto Mutual Aid agreement

The Six Nations Fire Services can now coordinate large scale mutual aid responses within the region. Six Nations Elected Council passed a motion to renew Six Nations Fire Services Mutual Aid agreement with Brantford, County of Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk County and Hamilton at its General Council meeting on June 25. Acting Fire Chief Michael Seth told SNEC the agreement is only used when Six Nations or another close fire service requires assistance to handle an emergency. Previously under the Ontario Mutual Aid agreement non-municipal participants were not able to coordinate mutual aid situations, a category which Six Nations falls under. The province has since updated its legislation which allows non-municipal participants to coordinate the program. “Now the province is allowing coordinators regionally, in the past that wasn’t a possibility,” he said….

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