The Northfield City Council approved a Joint Powers Agreement for fire protection and rescue services at their April 1, 2014 City Council meeting. The agreement establishes a joint fire department that will be called the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service (NAFRS). Additional information can be found on the NAFRS website.
The NAFRS will be governed by an eight member board consisting of:
Five Board members appointed by the Northfield City Council
Two Board members appointed by Rural Fire
One Board member appointed by the Dundas City Council
Board members will be appointed for three-year terms, with initial appointees serving staggered terms. Northfield’s representatives will serve as follows:
One board member serving a one-year term
Two members serving two-year terms
Two members serving three-year terms
Additional details, including powers and duties of the Board, can be found in the Joint Powers Agreement.