Residents of the Hamlet of Hythe and surrounding area will benefit from County Council's commitment to modernize the community's fire station.  

During the November 1 meeting, Council approved $57,000 to support the Hythe Fire Station, including new and replacement Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), additional equipment to support day-to-day operations like hoses and medical supplies, as well as specialized tools for ice rescue operations. 

"Supporting safe communities is a priority for County Council," says Reeve Leanne Beaupre. "Dedicating these funds to the fire station in Hythe is an investment in protecting the lives and livelihoods of our residents in the area." 

Following the dissolution of the Village of Hythe earlier in the year, the Hythe Fire Department was incorporated as a station within the County Regional Fire Service. County policies, Provincial legislation and industry best-practises guide operations and equipment for Regional Fire Service stations which serve communities across the County.  

"With Council's support, we are bringing the Hythe Fire Station into step with our innovative and responsive Regional Fire Service," explains Fire Chief Dan Verdun. "These funds support public safety, as well as a secure and effective environment for the community’s Paid Responders." 

Additional funding requests to support the station will be presented during 2022 budget deliberations for consideration by County Council. 

Interim Budget Deliberations take place on December 8, 9 and 10. Council and Committee meetings can be accessed electronically through the County website at