Highlands East fire chief on leave

by Sue Tiffin

Published April 4 2017

Highlands East fire chief Bill Wingrove is on extended leave from the position for undisclosed medical reasons.

“I have to very much respect Bill’s privacy at this time” said Reeve Dave Burton. “I can say that we wish him all the very best. We want him to get well and get back to what he was doing. That’s about all I can say.”

Volunteer firefighter and district chief Chris Baughman was appointed acting fire chief for an undetermined length of time at a special meeting of council on March 31.

Baughman also served as acting fire chief on an interim basis for 10 months in 2014 when Wingrove stepped in as acting chief building official in the municipality during a personnel reshuffle.

Baughman said he’ll appoint someone to the Station 6 district chief position until Wingrove returns.