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Guelph Fire asks residents to take care with fireplaces and space heaters

Guelph, Ont., January 3, 2018 – The Guelph Fire Department is asking residents to take extra care this winter when using fireplaces or space heaters to heat their home. As the number of residents using extra sources to supplement their heating increases so does the risk of a fire. “Half of all home heating fires are reported during just three months out of the year: December, January and February,” says Matt Valeriote, assistant chief fire prevention officer with the Guelph Fire Department. You can do your part in reducing the number of heating-related fires by following these tips for safe home heating: Fireplaces (gas and wood burning) Install wood burning and gas fireplaces following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation Make… Continue reading Guelph Fire asks residents to take care with fireplaces and space heaters

GM of Emergency Services completes contract with City

GUELPH, Ontario, July 10, 2017 – The City’s Emergency Services are left in good hands as general manager of Emergency Services, Andy MacDonald, completes his contract with the City of Guelph. MacDonald stepped in as interim general manager of Emergency Services and fire chief in November of 2015 after the departure of Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong. “Andy’s thorough, first-hand knowledge of fire and paramedic services, and senior management experience in municipal government made him the perfect choice to help set a firm leadership foundation in both these divisions,” said Colleen Clack, deputy CAO for the City of Guelph. “With Fire Chief John Osborne, and Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service, Stephen Dewar now firmly in place, we thank Andy for his leadership and dedication to ensuring the… Continue reading GM of Emergency Services completes contract with City

Seasoned fire and EMS leader comes to Guelph as interim fire chief

Guelph, Ont., November 19, 2015 – Today, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Thomson announced the selection of Andy MacDonald as the City of Guelph’s interim general manager of Emergency Services and fire chief. MacDonald, former fire chief for the City of Brampton and current director of Fire Management Studies at Humber College, has had a long career in fire and the emergency management services. “Andy is an accomplished senior municipal leader who is highly regarded in municipal circles on account of his proven track record,” says Thomson. “Andy brings both thorough, first-hand knowledge of the fire and EMS sector, and broad senior management experience in municipal government, making him an outstanding selection.” MacDonald has held a variety of fire service positions including deputy fire chief… Continue reading Seasoned fire and EMS leader comes to Guelph as interim fire chief