Volunteer firefighters in Dryden are on strike.
In a note sent to media this morning, Chris Stoiber from the firefighters association says they've withdrawn their services. He adds they're protesting the dismissal three volunteer firefighters.
Stoiber notes one of those dismissed was a fire captain with 18 years experience.
The note from the association reads as follows:
Immediate Media/Press Release: Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Suspending Service
The Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association is suspending all services immediately due to the wrongful dismissal of three Volunteer Fire Fighters, one a Captain with 18 years of service, and two Fire Fighters with a combined 46 years of service.
This dismissal was initiated by the Dryden Fire Service Fire Chief, Ryan Murrell, the City of Dryden Chief Administrative Officer, Ernie Remillard, along with the Mayor and City Council of Dryden.
There has been no communication from the Dryden Fire Service Fire Chief, Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor and City Council regarding these wrongful dismissals even after repeated requests from the Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association for two weeks.
Again, effectively immediately the Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association are suspending all services as they have lost all confidence in the Dryden Fire Service Fire Chief Ryan Murrell.
Dryden Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Executive