Phil Lemire

Fire Department
Title: Fire Chief
Phil Lemire

Phil has been with the City since 1981, was appointed Deputy Chief in 1996, and assumed the responsibilities of Fire Chief in 2005. Phil has been awarded the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and met the equivalency requirements for the Fire Officer Level 4, Fire Inspector Level 2, and Fire Service Instructor Level 2 programs.

He completed the Local Government Leadership Development Program at Royal Roads in 2002. Phil has provided leadership assistance during the 2003 wildfires in the BC Interior, participating in the subsequent Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Review by the BC Fire Commissioner, and was an instructor at the Kemano Public Safety Initiative in 2001. In June of 2017, Phil was elected as President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC, representing more than 350 fire departments in British Columbia. 

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