The Fire Department Master Plan is a long-range strategic planning framework to guide the priorities and objectives of the Milton Fire Department. 

2021-31 Fire Master Plan 

The Fire Master Plan provides Council and senior staff with a strategic planning framework to deliver fire protection services over the next 10 years, as Milton is expected to reach a population of 219,900 by 2031. The Fire Master Plan also includes a Community Risk Assessment (C.R.A) which paints a picture about local needs and circumstances and is used to inform decision making including establishing service levels for the fire department. 

This Fire Master Plan is guided by:

  1. Public education and prevention
  2. Fire Safety Standards and enforcement 
  3. Emergency response (fire suppression)

Key actions from the Plan include:

Developing a hiring strategy  
The Fire Master Plan provides Council and senior staff with a strategic planning framework to deliver fire protection services over the next 10 years, as Milton is expected to reach a population of 219,900 by 2031. The Plan outlines key actions such as developing a hiring strategy to fully staff the existing urban Fire Stations. 

Creating inspection and public education cycles 

The Fire Department Master Plan is a long-range strategic planning framework to guide the priorities and objectives of the Milton Fire Department. It includes key actions such as creating Council-approved inspection and public education cycles to ensure efficient fire protection services in Milton now and in the future. 

Establishing emergency response performance benchmarks 

As Milton’s population is expected to reach 219,000 in the next 10 years, the Fire Master Plan includes recommendations to establish Council-approved performance benchmarks for emergency response in the community.
Planning for the construction new Fire Stations 

Constructing two new Fire Stations to be built over the next 10 years to keep pace with the Town’s growth.  

Enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts 
The Fire Department’s Master Plan includes enhancing the department’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with a strong focus on implementing innovative recruitment tactics to better reflect the community served.

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Implementation plan

The Fire Master Plan includes an implementation plan that features proposed schedule and estimated operating and capital costs for each division.

Administration Division

Goal 1: The Milton Fire Department will provide the appropriate level of resources, leadership capabilities, policies and systems to continue to meet the needs of a rapidly growing community based on the findings of a Community Risk Assessment.

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Fire Prevention Division 

Goal 2: The Milton Fire Department will enhance its fire prevention and public education programs based on the outcomes of a Community Risk Assessment in support of optimizing the first two lines of defence.

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Operations Division 

Goal 3: The Milton Fire Department will provide emergency response services in alignment with its local needs and circumstances as confirmed though a Community Risk Assessment and with consideration to health and safety, industry best practices, future growth and the services that provide the most effective and efficient level of services resulting in the best value for the community.

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Emergency Management 

Goal 4: The Milton Fire Department will provide municipal emergency planning services with consideration to its legislative requirements, industry best practices and future growth.

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Communications Division 

Goal 5: The Milton Fire Department will provide a technically enhanced core communications system that continues to meet the need of a growing municipality and to provide support for the requirements in the fire department.

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Training Division 

Goal 6: The Milton Fire Department will maintain a training program that supports all functions of the organization and at the appropriate levels defined in the services provided in the Establishing and Regulating by-law.

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Facilities, apparatus and equipment 

Goal 7: The Milton Fire Department will maintain stations, apparatus and equipment in the appropriate quantity, in a ready state and reliable condition to meet the needs of the community and the operations of the fire department.

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