The City of White Rock has announced that Acting Deputy Fire Chief Ken Molland is the successful candidate for the full-time position of Deputy Fire Chief with White Rock Fire Rescue.
Deputy Chief Molland has more than 30 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response, as well as a strong background in training a composite fire rescue team, which includes full-time and volunteer firefighters.
Deputy Chief Molland has been with White Rock Fire Rescue since 1992, starting as an auxiliary firefighter then becoming a career firefighter in 2001. During his career, he has advanced through the ranks of firefighter, lieutenant, acting captain and acting deputy fire chief. Deputy Chief Molland was also a former assistant executive director with the British Columbia Firefighters’ Burn Fund and a project manager in the private sector.
In May, Edward Wolfe, former Deputy Chief with White Rock Fire Rescue, became the City’s new Fire Chief, replacing Phil Lemire who retired. Also in May, Norman MacLeod, former Assistant Fire Chief with the District of Mission, joined White Rock Fire Rescue as one of its two Deputy Fire Chiefs.
White Rock Fire Rescue is committed to serving residents, visitors and businesses with protection against loss of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, illness, accidents and all other natural or human-caused hazards. The department accomplishes this through preparedness, prevention, public education and emergency response with an emphasis on safety, quality service, efficiency and effectiveness.
White Rock Fire Rescue operates out of a modern four-bay station that is staffed 24/7 by 22 career suppression staff and up to 20 auxiliary paid, on-call members. The department responds to more 1,800 incidents a year.
Mayor Darryl Walker
“I am pleased to congratulate Deputy Chief Ken Molland on being the successful candidate for the Deputy Fire Chief position with White Rock Fire Rescue. We are all grateful for this well-trained team of professionals that works together to effectively safeguard people and property in White Rock.”