Gauthier announced as North Stormont’s new acting fire chief

Nancy-Ann Gauthier, North Stormont's new Acting Fire Chief. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

BERWICK — North Stormont has a newly appointed Acting Fire Chief, announcing Nancy-Ann Gauthier as its pick for the role Sept. 23.

Associated with the volunteer department’s Moose Creek station since 2007, Gauthier assumes the top position for the next six months, effectively taking over a role vacated by the township’s last professional fire chief, Dan Gauvin, earlier this year.

Township headquarters lauds Gauthier’s “strong relationships with internal and external fire community partners, including [the] Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, both locally and provincially.”

The new Acting Chief brings “proven legislative knowledge and dedication to the … position,” says the rural Eastern Ontario township. “Her skills, experience and community knowledge will be continued — and valued — assets to the fire service. The municipality also anticipates “a positive and progressive culture” within the fire service as a result of Gauthier’s new assignment.

Her predecessor departed the township’s employ this past spring, several months after presenting his October 2019 recommendation to impose fire suppression equipment on the 29 turbines of the Nation Rise wind project. The idea was ultimately turned down by council this month.

Acting Fire Chief Nancy-Ann Gauthier and her predecessor, former Fire Chief Dan Gauvin, along North Stormont’s then-newly named Fire Safety Ambassador Bradley Sullivan in 2018. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

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