The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) and the Association of Municipal Administrators on Nova Scotia (AMANS) are partnering to undertake a review of fire services from the municipal perspective in Nova Scotia. A study had been conducted by the province (included below), without input from municipalities.
UNSM and AMANS, with the support of the Department of Municipal Affairs and the Fire Marshall's Office, have engaged Pomax Consulting to lead an impartial review. The consultant will prioritize issues, concerns and opportunities for municipalities as it relates to fire services. The consultant has been asked to facilitate an open and frank discussion with representative stakeholders to ascertain and prioritize key issues at the local level, to consider opportunities to address these issues, and to facilitate the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and possible areas for collaboration.
The consultant's report is expected late October/November, 2016, and will be made public. Feedback will be encouraged.