The idea of a regional fire service seems to have caught the Mayors of the outlying municipalities by surprise. Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop isn't dismissing the idea without first hearing the ins and outs.
He says if it means quality service at no increased cost to the town of Rothesay they'd be willing to discuss it.
Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News the fire departments in the region already work together when needed--and we have mutual aid between all the fire departments in the outlying areas.
Both Driscoll and Bishop say there doesn't seem to be any desire among people in the Kennebecasis Valley for a regional fire department that would also encompass Saint John.