AJAX, ON, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) applauds the Ford Government for introducing legislation under Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018, that will protect firefighters who are employed full time, who chose to volunteer as a firefighter in the community where they live.
In addition, the OAFC is pleased to see proposed changes to reform the interest arbitration process, which will help municipalities' evidence local economic realities to be fully considered by the arbitrator.
"We commend the Ford Government for acting on these long-standing issues, and look forward to continuing to work together, protecting our firefighters, and ultimately keeping Ontario's residents safe," said Chief Stephen Hernen, President OAFC.
About the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC):
The OAFC represents more than 700 chief fire officers in Ontario, from across 442 municipalities, who are responsible for the management and delivery of fire, rescue and emergency response to the province's 13 million residents. Our mission is to lead innovation and excellence in public and life safety by inspiring and influencing a safer Ontario.
SOURCE Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
For further information: Richard Boyes, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, [email protected], 905-484-4476