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MEDIA RELEASE Hastings Highlands Appoints an Interim Fire Chief and Hires a Deputy Chief

October 25, 2021

The Municipality of Hastings Highlands is pleased to announce that Council has approved the appointment of an Interim Fire Chief and have successfully hired for the position of Deputy Fire Chief.

The Municipality welcomes Brandon Northrup as the Interim Fire Chief and Glen Ackerman as the Deputy Fire Chief.

Brandon is not new to the Hastings Highlands Fire Service, having previously served as a fire training instructor. He will begin his new position as Interim Fire Chief with the municipality on October 29, 2021. Brandon will be responsible for the administration and coordination of all Fire Department activities through the supervision of subordinate officers, and firefighters. He has experience as a Fire Chief/CEMC, Fire Investigator, and comes to the municipality with numerous National Fire Protection Association accreditations. Brandon is replacing Fire Chief Jason Post who recently resigned from his position.

Glen will begin his position as Deputy Fire Chief beginning November 8, 2021. He comes to the municipality with many years of experience serving the New Tecumseth Fire Rescue volunteer fire services. Glen will oversee fire station operations, fire suppression, rescue and training in a supervisory role under the direction of the Fire Chief. He comes to the municipality with numerous National Fire Protection Association accreditations.

“Council is excited to welcome both Brandon and Glen to their new roles with Hastings Highlands. We are confident that their combined years of experience in the fire services will prove to be valuable for our team,” said Mayor Tracy Hagar.

As the third largest growing Municipality in the County behind the City of Belleville and the City of Quinte West, Hastings Highlands is preparing for the future. As a recent recipient of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Award for succession planning, the Municipality continues to make investments today to ensure success for the future.

– Tracy Hagar, Mayor of Hastings Highlands ###