City of Cornwall welcomes new Fire Chief

Posted On Friday September 09, 2022
Fire Chief Matt Stephenson
Fire Chief Matt Stephenson

The City of Cornwall announces Matt Stephenson to the role of Chief of the Cornwall Fire Service effective immediately.  He replaces Jeff Weber who retired in July.

“In addition to leading the department, Chief Stephenson will continue to oversee several projects that are planned over the next couple of years including the completion of a new Fire Hall as well as an update to the City’s Fire Master Plan,” said the City of Cornwall Chief Administrative Officer, Maureen Adams.

The Cornwall Fire Service will continue to have a leadership team consisting of a Fire Chief and two Deputy Fire Chiefs within its organizational structure. Recruitment efforts will begin shortly for Chief Stephenson’s replacement who will work in parallel with Leighton Woods in the other Deputy Chief role. 

“I am excited to serve the residents of our community as fire chief and look forward to the challenges this new role will present,” said Chief Stephenson. “Through strong leadership and cooperation, I will work collaboratively with council, our Fire Service personnel, community members, city staff and our County Fire Services to excel Cornwall Fire Services into the future.”

“I am honoured to take on this important role and the challenges and responsibilities that go with it. I feel extremely proud to be part of such an amazing organization.”

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