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Huron-Kinloss Council Announces the New Fire Chief


For Immediate Release

October 17, 2023 at 9:00am


HURON-KINLOSS, ONTARIO: Today, on behalf of Council, Township of Huron-Kinloss Mayor Don
Murray announced that Shane Watson will join the Huron-Kinloss staff in the role of Fire Chief. Shane will join the Huron-Kinloss staff on October 30th, 2023.

“Shane brings 10 years’ experience in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter and has spent the previous 5 years as a Fire Prevention Officer and Community Emergency Management Coordinator in the municipal sector. Overall, Shane brings the experience, education and professionalism that make him an asset for our fire and emergency services,” said Mayor Murray.

Chief Administrative Officer Mary Rose Walden welcomes Chief Watson to Huron-Kinloss’s senior leadership team. “I look forward to working with him and I am confident that with his experience, he will be a perfect fit for our organization.”

“I want to thank the Township of Huron-Kinloss Mayor, Council members, and the firefighters. This is an honour and a privilege to serve the citizens of Huron-Kinloss as Fire Chief, having been a member of this community for years. Strengthening the overall safety of our community is always the priority and with the strong dedication from our administration, first responders, Council, and community, we will be there from prevention through to recovery for any situation that may arise,” commented Shane Watson.


For more information:
Chief Administrative Officer, Mary Rose Walden Township of Huron-Kinloss

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Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax : 519-395-4107

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