The City of Dryden has a new fire chief. He's Rob Grimwood from Niagara-on-the-lake.

A firefighter for 23 years, Grimwood has also served on the executive for the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs. The announcement comes a year after Grimwood helped save the life of a senior in his home community of Niagara-on-the-lake. Grimwood's father, Allan, had also served as a fire captain.

Cora MacRae has been serving as the interim fire chief, following the departure of Ryan Murrell, who is now the fire chief in Muskoka Lakes. Grimwood's decision to leave Niagara-on-the-Lake comes at the same time as the city's CAO has also taken a leave of absence.

Long-time fire chief Ken Kurz retired after 39 years of service in 2017. The service saw some labour unrest last year, as the city continued to look for ways to cut costs while maintaining services.

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