Huron East Supports “Double Hatting”
October 13, 2014 5:20am
Huron East council has voted to support a request from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to the province that would allow salaried fire fighters to also serve as volunteer fire fighters.
Mayor Bernie MacLellan points out it only make sense to allow someone who has been trained as a professional fire fighter to lend that training and expertise to their local volunteer fire department.
MacLellan adds so-called double-hatters are people who care about their community and want to contribute their experience to protecting their community and it doesn’t make sense to deny them that opportunity.