Osoyoos is getting a new fire chief, coming from Elkford, B.C.

Osoyoos has a new fire chief

Corey Kortmeyer brings 18 years experience, most recently in Elkford, B.C.

Osoyoos is getting a new fire chief.

The Town of Osoyoos announced the hire of Corey Kortmeyer as fire chief, effective June 7.

Kortmeyer brings more than 18 years of firefighting experience and extensive training. He was most recently the fire chief and director of fire rescue and emergency services for the District of Elkford where he managed a department of over 30 members.

As the fire chief in Elkford, he oversaw the emergency services portfolio which included emergency response, training, emergency management, fire prevention, search and rescue, and yearly budget management.

The Town of Osoyoos is confident that Kortmeyer brings the skills, knowledge and personal suitability that will assist Osoyoos in meeting its present and future challenges in the fire department.

“I am honoured and humbled to join the town of Osoyoos as fire chief. Working alongside the fine members of the fire department and continuing the excellent efforts of Osoyoos Fire and Rescue is going to be an exciting challenge,” said Kortmeyer.

“Fire and life safety is my passion, and I will dedicate my efforts to serving the community of Osoyoos in its times of need. I will work hard to provide leadership as well as share my passion with others while having fun serving our community.”

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