The Town of Orangeville has reached a new five-year fire service agreement with three neighbouring municipalities – Amaranth, East Garafraxa, and Mono. The agreement sets a 24 percent increase in 2018, based on a collaborative detailed fire services costing analysis by the participating municipalities.
The 2018 fee for service is $4,028 per call and $113 per hour for prevention, inspection and public education services. Going forward, increases range from two percent in 2019 to three percent in each of 2020, 2021, and 2022.
All participating municipalities were committed to working toward an equitable fee structure that will address the delivery of quality fire services to all communities involved. This process provided the opportunity for the Town of Orangeville to evaluate the level of service it could sustain through its current Fire Services structure.
Calls for services to surrounding municipalities is, on average, 21 percent of the total responses by the fire service.
New contract documents are currently with the respective Councils for final execution based on the negotiated rates that the participating partners have approved.