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Aurora and Newmarket fire service looking for feedback from residents

'Our communities are growing': Feedback will help guide10-year fire master plan
May 11, 2022
Laura Broadley

Central York Fire Services is looking for feedback from Newmarket and Aurora residents.

The feedback will help inform the creation of the services’ 10-year fire master plan, which guides the department in providing “effective and efficient” fire protection and emergency services to Aurora and Newmarket.

“For the past 20 years, Central York Fire Services has been providing fire protection, prevention and emergency services in Newmarket and Aurora,” said Ian Laing, Central York Fire Services' fire chief. “Our communities are growing and so, too, must our services to protect and educate our residents. The fire master plan will provide the strategic direction to grow with our towns.”

Residents are able to complete an online survey between May 10 to 24 by going to

The fire department serves about 151,000 residents in Aurora and Newmarket. Central York Fire Services is preparing forĀ  population and density increases, which will require maintaining the balance of the communities’ needs with financial responsibility.

Leadership from the fire services and the joint council committee, made up of three council members from each town, requires strategic direction to establish priorities for decision-making.