Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Elizabethtown-Kitley hopes to have a new fire chief by the end of next week following departure of former chief, deputy

Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Department

As of Monday, Oct. 16, Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Chief Andy Guilboard, and Deputy Fire Chief Greg Healey, were no longer employed by the township. Leslie Drynan, the municipality’s administrator, was sworn in as temporary fire chief at the Oct. 23 council meeting.

“Unfortunately, I cannot speak to the terms of their employment,” Drynan told Brockvilleist in an email when asked the reason for the chief and deputy’s departures.

In her temporary role, Drynan will act as the liaison between council and Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire and Emergency Services to ensure legislative and administrative requirements are met.

“While the township actively recruits for a new fire chief, I will be supported by our skilled and dedicated group of ten officers from all three stations and our fire administrator/CEMC, as it relates to daily operations and emergency response,” she explained.

She explained that “we hope to have the fire chief position posted by the end of next week, and will then allow the new chief to be involved in recruitment for a deputy.”

Drynan added that “it is important to note that this will be a seamless transition for the public and there will be absolutely no disruptions to service or emergency response(s).”

Neither Guilboard nor Healey could be reached for comment.

Brockvilleist will continue to follow this story and update readers as information becomes available.

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