The “Natural Place to live, work, play and invest”, the City of Pitt Meadows is a picturesque community of just over 18,000 residents, boasting a small town atmosphere with all the urban amenities, beautiful outdoor environment and a great quality of life, located just one hour east of downtown Vancouver.

Fire Chief

The City of Pitt Meadows is seeking a highly organized team player and driven individual to provide strategic leadership and ensure that our fire & rescue service remains a financially sound and high performing organization.  Under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer at the City (CAO), the Fire Chief is responsible for developing and facilitating an innovative, efficient and highly effective composite fire and rescue service, ensuring day-to-day and strategic administrative and operational capabilities. This includes organizing and leading all fire and rescue service business, operations and administration as well as command firefighting operations and other emergency situations. 

This position also plays a key role within the Senior Leadership team of the City and as advisor to Council on fire and rescue issues.   You will actively participate in developing policies and resolving complex issues that may have city wide implications.  You will be an excellent communicator, highly professional, possess strong financial management skills and will use your exemplary leadership and collaborative skills to provide the full range of fire protection services through a combination of career and volunteer staff.

A high degree of independence, initiative and judgement is required for this position.  Change management and relationship building are essential skills as you manage, lead, coach and mentor a broad range of fire service personnel; both unionized and non-union. 

The Fire Chief must be in sound physical and mental condition and be willing, trained and prepared to assume either an operational or command role at any emergency incident and to respond frequently as a rotational Duty Chief.

Required Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary degree in business management, fire administration or operations, or public safety
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience within either a career or composite fire and rescue service which must include a minimum of 3 years at an Assistant Chief level or higher
  • Satisfactory completion of NFPA 1001 Level 2 and NFPA 1021 Level 3
  • Knowledge and training of the Incident Command System
  • Diverse background in all aspects of fire and rescue service operations, including training, operations, administration, public education and inspections
  • Must have and maintain a safe BC Class 5 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Satisfactory completion of NFPA 1031 Level 1 , NFPA 1041 Level 1
  • Satisfactory completion of Incident Command 300
  • First Responder Level 3 certification from EMA Licensing Branch

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team dedicated to creating a vibrant, sustainable, complete and livable community.  The City offers a competitive and comprehensive remuneration and benefits package.

For more information and a complete job description visit our website at:

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Organization: City of Pitt Meadows
Location: Pitt Meadows, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Fire & Rescue Services
Posted: January 2, 2019, 1:40 pm
Expires: February 11, 2019, 4:00 pm

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