Monday, March 4, 2019
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PITT MEADOWS, BC – Mike Larsson has been selected as the new Fire Chief for Pitt Meadows.  “Mike brings a number of strengths to the Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service (PMFRS),” said Chief Administrative Officer, Mark Roberts. “He is familiar with the community and will be able to assume the role of Chief in an effective and professional manner.”  

“Mike’s extensive background and experience in fire management, training and emergency management will enable Pitt Meadows to continue with its efforts to enhance both public and firefighter safety,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall.

The PMFRS has a number of important objectives over the next several years, including the Fire Hall replacement project and other initiatives that will continue to support and advance community and public safety. 

Following the retirement of Chief Don Jolley, in late 2018, an extensive recruitment process that spanned several provinces began. Members of the selection committee included: the Chief Administrative Officer, representatives from Human Resources and two fire professionals including a retired deputy fire chief. The selection committee unanimously supported the decision to move forward with Mr. Larsson as the new Fire Chief.  

Mike first joined the PMFRS in 2003 as an officer and was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief, a position that he has occupied for several years. Mike brings with him a wealth of knowledge, fire education, and over fifteen years of firefighting as well as management experience in municipal fire and rescue services.  Mike is in the process of completing a degree in Business Administration through BCIT. 

About Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Service

The Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Service (PMFRS) serves the City of Pitt Meadows by protecting life, property and the environment from fire and other risks. The combination department, which includes both career staff and paid-on-call volunteers, is responsible for fire suppression and rescue; fire prevention, inspection and public safety programs; fire investigations; fire-related bylaw enforcement; participation in emergency management and response; medical response as first responders; and ongoing staff and volunteer training.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
p. 604.460.6704

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