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Wayne Goeben sees pending decisions as critical to future of Canton’s Volunteer Fire and EMS Department

February 23, 2018 Community, Fire No Comments

Wayne Goeben

By John Fitts

Wayne Goeben, who has been selected to lead the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department on an interim basis, feels the next year will a pivotal one, as the town decides how to best give the department additional resources to deal with ever-complex and challenging issues facing volunteers.

“I would anticipate, if you look at a timeline of the fire department, that you will see the 2018-19 timeframe every bit as important as the formation of the three individual fire departments in town, every bit as important as the merger in 1996, every bit as important as the transition to paramedic service (2016). It’s another key date,” said Goeben.

At a Feb. 14 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Goeben as interim chief, starting no later than April 1, and expected to run the rest of the calendar year. He will take over for current chief Craig Robbins, who was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in January of 2016, has announced he is stepping down, largely due to increasing work demands.

See more in this week’s Valley Press, available at https://view.publitas.com/p222-6222/vp_022218_layout/page/2-3

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