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.