The Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management’s office has been in the Sault to conduct a review of fire services and as mayor Christian Provenzano clarified, not because of a potential threat to the community. As to why they were here, the CAO Al Horseman, does not know why.
Interviews were done with two of the members of the Fire Fighters Association and two members of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department management.
Documents were requested before and during its time in the Sault.
A report as to what was discussed is not clear except for the fact that Provenzano asked if there was a threat to the city. It was said there was not a threat.
22 officials from the OFMEMs office to review the Sault’s fire services.
The Ministry of Labour’s order for a review only came around 70 days before these officials arrived.
City councilor Ross Romano asked if it would be possible to “hit the pause button” on fire department restructuring. There was no following comment.