Armstrong fire bylaws moving ahead

Enhanced structure is moving ahead for Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s fire service

Enhanced structure is moving ahead for Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s fire service.

Armstrong council has given first reading to the intermunicipal fire services bylaw and agreement.

“With all of the new rules and fire codes, we hired a consultant to review governance of the fire service. This has led to these documents,” said Mayor Chris Pieper.

If the bylaw is ultimately adopted, a commission consisting of representatives from Armstrong and Spallumcheen will be involved in governance of the fire department.

“This will provide support to the chief,” said Pieper.

Spallumcheen council is also moving ahead with a similar bylaw.