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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

Keeping Ontarians safe from carbon monoxide

CO alarms now mandatory in all homes October 14, 2014 — Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. Read more… Related links Carbon Monoxide Safety – Backgrounder Ontario Regulation 194/14, Carbon Monoxide Alarms Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers

Fire Prevention Day in Guelph is October 4

Guelph, On, September 30, 2014 – The Guelph Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Day on Saturday, October 4. The event, open to the public, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Guelph Home Depot, located at 63 Woodlawn Rd., West. Through educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of testing smoke alarms every month, as well as fire prevention in the home. Inside the store, children are invited to build a model emergency services vehicle. Outside, residents are invited to check out the antique fire truck, meet and speak to firefighters and Sparky the fire dog, tour Guelph’s fire safety trailer to learn how to safely escape from a smoke-filled home, and learn how to safely put… Continue reading Fire Prevention Day in Guelph is October 4