Mayor Ron Hovanes told council and Eastlink Cable community live Monday that the staff will be conducting a review of just how the local fire department is administered and the role that council should play in selecting and hiring a Chief.
That review would include a code of conduct for all members and set out assistance for firefighter training.
An election for chief was scheduled for this Thursday. A meeting is scheduled for today for further discussions on this issue.
Previously on ODN:
March 3 2017 – Town of Oliver Council appoints Bob Graham to the position of Fire Chief for the Town of Oliver. Chief Graham has been the Deputy Fire Chief with the Town since 2011 and an active member for 25 years.
“Council is pleased to welcome Graham to his new position as Fire Chief,” said Mayor Ron Hovanes. “We are confident that his skills and years of experience will benefit Oliver Fire Department and support the continued delivery of fire protection services in the community.
We are also extremely grateful for the exceptional leadership of Dan Skaros who has provided to the department over the years as Fire Chief and wish him success in his new position at Okanagan Correctional Centre.”
As Fire Chief of the Town of Oliver Fire Department, Chief Graham will be leading a department of 30 volunteer members. He will be responsible for the management and administration of the Fire Department, fire suppression, fire prevention operations and programs, and related emergency services.