The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Urquhart as part-time Fire Chief for the Municipality effective April 10, 2017.

Mark brings 25 years of fire service experience to this position, with his past 6 years being a Firefighter, Officer and currently as Deputy Chief with the Merrickville Fire Department. Prior to Merrickville, Mark was a Firefighter and Lieutenant with the Leeds and 1000 Islands Fire Service stationed out of the Lansdowne Station for 19 years.

Mark’s career has spanned over 33 years in Leeds and Grenville as a Paramedic, beginning his career in Brockville in 1984, becoming the Supervisor for the Gananoque Provincial Ambulance in 1989 and then Deputy Chief for Leeds Grenville EMS in 2000 through 2006. Mark is still a part-time Paramedic and Alternate Supervisor with Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service.

His dedication and commitment to public service in times of crisis and emergency will be a comfort to the citizens of Merrickville-Wolford and the Merrickville Firefighters who respond to calls for assistance. Council and staff welcome Mark to his new position. The Fire Chief can be contacted via email at: [email protected] or by calling 613-269-4000.

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