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City of Burlington names new Deputy Fire Chief

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The following media release was issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont.—April 1, 2019 — The City of Burlington has named Richard Renaud, currently the Fire Chief for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, as the new Deputy Fire Chief for Burlington.

“I am pleased to welcome Richard Renaud to serve as the newest Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Burlington. The Burlington Fire Department strives for high-quality fire and emergency response. Richard’s credentials and experience make him well-positioned to join our team as Deputy Chief. I want to wish Deputy Fire Chief Ross Monteith all the best in his retirement and thank him for his ongoing dedication to the Burlington Fire Department over his 32 years of service.” – Burlington Fire Chief Dave Lazenby

Renaud has been working in emergency services since 1989 in various cities throughout the GTA. His experience includes work as a paramedic, a full-time firefighter, communications officer and supervisor, acting captain, training officer and acting divisional chief of training.

In 2016, Renaud became a Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2017.

He has Bachelor’s degree in Fire & Life Safety from The Justice Institute of British Columbia, Basic and Advance level certificates in Public Administration from Ryerson University, an Executive Diploma in Municipal Management from Seneca College, a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Leadership from York University and a Certificate in Crisis Response and Workplace Trauma from the University of Toronto. He is also a Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) instructor and has worked as a crisis responses team member for numerous years.

Renaud will join the Burlington Fire Department on April 15.

Burlington Fire Department

The Burlington Fire Department is committed to public safety on behalf of more than 180,000 Burlington residents in a combined urban and rural area covering 189 square kilometres. The department provides public education, fire prevention, suppression and emergency response in Burlington. The Burlington Fire Department has 200 full-time staff and 65 volunteers serving the community.

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4 thoughts on “City of Burlington names new Deputy Fire Chief”

    1. Hi Norman,
      This is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media Specialist. With regards to the Mayor’s blog and her newsletter, she has had both of these platforms since before she became Mayor and entered municipal politics and she has paid and continues to pay for the monthly hosting fees of both platforms herself. Thank you for sharing your comments and for your inquiry.

  1. Well said Norman. This has been our position and part of Anne`s platform as Regional Chair in the last election. We address these issues in an upcoming series of books that take a look at all governments having the ability to do far better than they are in the area of health, safety and access and the cost in terms of lives and available income . Access means to effective, efficient services that comply with the legislated requirements that demand attention. . We will take the opportunity of contacting the Deputy chief to identify how we have raised these issues at Council in the past but have not been taken seriously. As Deputy Chief he should be able to accesw the webcasts that no longer seem to be available to the public. Anne and Dave Marsden serving Canadian communities as Health, Safety and Access Advoces for the past two decades plus..

  2. Norman Johnston

    Congratulations to Deputy Fire Chief Renaud on his recent appointment. Looking ahead some thought should be given to merging the Region’s four separate Fire Services to engage efficientices and savings. Halton has a single Police Services, can’t one fire service also suffice ? The same comment can also be made with respect to the Region’s four separate Public Utility Services.If the Region’s water Services can be managed centrally; why not electricy ?

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