Wainfleet's new Fire Chief knows Niagara very well

Wainfleet is welcoming a new Fire Chief and he is very familiar with the Niagara region.

Lee Smith, who joined the Niagara Falls Fire Department in 1988 as a firefighter and served as the city's Chief from 2007-2016 will be the new head of Wainfleet's Fire Department.

Since he retired last year, Smith has worked as a consultant, primarily within Niagara, before joining Wainfleet.

At its regular meeting of Council tonight , Council will appoint Lee Smith as the new Fire Chief.

“Chief Smith will continue to move the fire service forward. The volunteer firefighters have been working extremely hard to improve all aspects of the fire service and are looking forward to the training and knowledge he brings to the department,” said Mayor April Jeffs.

“I am excited to meet staff and begin working to help enhance fire safety and response in Wainfleet.” said Chief Smith. “This is a great opportunity and I look forward to digging in and being part of this very positive transformation taking place here in the Township.”

The Wainfleet Fire Department operates four fire stations to provide the Township with fire protection and emergency services.

The volunteer Department has a complement of approximately 40 firefighters and is currently recruiting new volunteers.

Interested recruits should contact Tara McLachlan, Administrative Assistant to Protective Services at 905-899-3463 X 221 or by email: tmclachlan@wainfleet.