New fire chief for South Dundas

In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo provided by South Dundas, Cameron Morehouse has been hired by the township as its new fire chief. Morehouse will start his new job in about five weeks. (South Dundas via Newswatch Group)

SOUTH DUNDAS – The township has hired a new fire chief.

Cameron Morehouse will be joining the South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services on Aug. 22, 2016.

He will be a chief in respect to the department, though his official title is Director of Fire and Emergency Services.

Mayor Evonne Delegarde made the announcement last night at the conclusion of the council meeting.

Morehouse has over 20 years of fire management experience, serving most recently as the fire chief for the Township of Lanark Highlands.

He was also the deputy fire chief of Augusta Fire Department at one point in his career.

“I look forward to working with council, members of South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services and all staff to protect the health and well-being of residents. I am also looking forward to continuing the positive fire prevention initiatives being done in the municipality,” Morehouse said.

Morehouse takes over for Chris McDonough, who resigned in March 2016 following a seven week leave-of-absence.

McDonough will be working for the Municipality of Central Elgin as a fire chief and emergency planner, starting Aug. 2, 2016.