Brockton announces new fire and emergency services director

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The Municipality of Brockton has announced the promotion of Chris Wells to the Director of Fire and Emergency Services.

Wells joined the Walkerton Fire Department in 2007 as a Firefighter and was promoted to Captain in 2012.

As the Director of Fire and Emergency Services, Wells will be responsible for the operation of the Walkerton Fire Department and Elmwood Fire Department. That includes fire prevention and suppression, hazardous materials incidents, auto extrication incidents, rescue, and all life and property saving functions with which the Department may be involved.

Mayor Peabody congratulated Chris on his promotion to the senior management team, “Chris is a professional, loyal and dedicated employee within the Municipality of Brockton and his municipal experience and fire and emergency services background will make him well positioned to lead the Walkerton Fire Department and the Elmwood Fire Department.”

“I look forward to continued work with staff and with residents in Brockton. This new challenge will provide me with an opportunity to expand on my work within municipal government while continuing to provide high quality and valued fire services,” said Wells.

Wells’ will start his role as Director of Fire and Emergency Services effective December 1, 2020.