FERGUS, ON, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Township of Centre Wellington Fire
& Rescue Department is currently before the courts regarding a language
dispute in the working agreement between the Township of Centre
Wellington and the Elora Firefighters Association. This dispute
relates to insurance provided for our volunteer firefighters.
All of our volunteer firefighters are provided with a "$150,000.00
Benefit Package" which includes: life, accidental death and health
insurance coverage as stated in the policy. In the case in question, it
is the insurer, not the Township, who has denied the claim made based
on details of the policy.
On behalf of all members of the Fire & Rescue Service, I can assure you
we are all committed to the delivery of emergency services to our
community and we will continue to provide the same level of
professional service we always have.
I remain proud of our firefighters and their dedication to the public's
safety and look forward to resolving this issue as quickly as possible.
SOURCE Centre Wellington Fire
For further information:
BRAD PATTON, FIRE CHIEF,