Fire Chief / Director of Emergency Management

City of Lacombe


Fire Chief / Director of Emergency Management

Lacombe Fire Department

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Lacombe Fire provides a wide range of services to the residents of the City of Lacombe and a portion of Lacombe County. Within the fire district we have world scale industrial complexes, intensive livestock operations and a section of the busiest primary highway in Alberta. We are a department that is proud of our past accomplishments but one that seeks continuous improvement in the future delivery of services to our customers. In partnership, the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County are jointly seeking a Fire Chief and a Director of Emergency Management exclusively for the City of Lacombe.

This position ensures the delivery of quality fire protection, rescue, prevention and inspection services for the community. The Fire Chief ensures that the activities of the Lacombe Fire Department are aligned with the corporate and departmental vision, goals and objectives for the City of Lacombe and for Lacombe County.

This role requires a broad combination of strategic leadership and active involvement in the day to day operations of the department such as: assessing the potential fire hazards, anticipating emergency risks, as well as ensuring the firefighting team is capable of carrying out the necessary tasks within the geographic makeup and budget limitations of the City and County. 

The Ideal Candidate:
As a strategic thinker and senior leader, the successful candidate will be able to identify and respond to opportunities and challenges. You will have a proven senior management track record in budgeting, leading a dynamic work force, and policy development.  Your effective communication and collaboration skills with multiple stakeholders, including Councils, the public and mutual aid communities; builds strong relationships in the delivery of a successful Fire Protection Service between the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County.  

Drawing on your experience you will provide creative and practical ideas, tools and solutions that will generate a departmental environment of inclusion, accountability, and customer service. 

For more information, please see our website

How to Apply:
Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume quoting Competition 2019-22 to:

Human Resources
5432 – 56 Avenue, Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9

Resumes will be received up to December 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm. 
Interviews will be held mid-January 2020.

An acceptable driver’s license abstract, a medical evaluation, security clearance checks, reference checks will be required as part of the selection process. Residency requirements and the ability to respond on call is expected.

Organization: City of Lacombe

Location: Lacombe, AB
Region: Red Deer
Professional Categories: Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services,Emergency Management/Planning
Posted: November 29, 2019, 1:18 pm
Expires: December 20, 2019, 4:30 pm

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