In 2016 – 2017 Pomax conducted a review of fire services in Nova Scotia, from a municipal perspective, on behalf of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) and the Association of Municipal Administrators, Nova Scotia (AMANS). The associated tasks included facilitating eight meetings with municipal officials and fire services across the province and identifying and prioritizing issues, concerns, and opportunities for municipalities as it relates to fire services.
The final report took provincial legislation into account and
- classified and prioritized key issues in the delivery of fire services from the perspective of those who provide fire services, and those who oversee and finance fire services at the municipal level,
- identified options to address issues and possible areas for collaboration, and
- identified best practices in the delivery of fire services in urban and rural settings.
UNSM and AMANS are using the report as a platform to launch change activities within municipalities and discussions with the province.