Sundre Fire Department has a new acting chief.
Alex Clews, who has been with the department for 12 years, was previously training officer.
A member of a family of firefighters, Clews’s own father, Ross Clews, was Sundre fire chief two decades ago.
“It is a great honour to work alongside the women and men of the department, and I appreciate the support they are providing through this transition period,” said Clews, whose predecessor was recently dismissed amid some controversy.
“Although the Sundre Fire Department is fully operational, we are currently actively recruiting volunteers,” said Clews.
“I’d be glad to personally meet with anybody who is interested in joining our ranks. There is nothing more rewarding than serving one’s community.”
Clews is a longtime Sundre resident and is employed as a pipeline controller.