City of Pitt Meadows Hires New Fire Chief

June 10, 2008

                                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2008 - 12
                                                                           News Release June 9, 2008
                                                                           For further information, call 
                                                                                       Jake Rudolph, CAO at 604-465-2413


  PITT MEADOWS, BC: After an extensive national search, the City of Pitt Meadows is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Jolley as the City's newest Fire Chief.   

Many will remember Don in his previous role as the City's Deputy Fire Chief, Training Officer.   For the past eighteen months Don has been employed as a Deputy Fire Chief, Langley City Fire Rescue Service.   In this position, Don had direct responsibility for all aspects of fire and rescue service in Langley's composite department (paid and volunteer members).   During this time Don also acquired his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Professional Designation from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.   CAO Jake Rudolph in commenting on the appointment was pleased to see Chief Jolley rejoining the team and congratulated him on his recent designation. “This designation is only awarded to a select few who qualify and we are pleased Don will now be able to apply his expertise in our organization.   Don's time away from us has served him well and we look forward to him bringing his additional knowledge and experience as he takes on this new leadership role. “

Mayor Maclean was also pleased to be welcoming Don back.   “I can tell you that Don is passionate about rejoining the City of Pitt Meadows.   He is delighted to be returning to the community and participating at both the senior management level and within the fire service.”  

“I look forward to getting reacquainted with Council, staff, the volunteer members and working with the skilled management team of Brad Perrie, Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Prevention, Rob Chatton, Assistant Fire Chief/Training Officer and Dennis Barron, Assistant Chief/Volunteer” added Jolley.    “This is an exciting time for Pitt Meadows and the fire department and I look forward to playing a role in moving our community forward.” 

Chief Jolley will be taking over from Chief Bill Park who is retiring this month after nearly 30 years with the department-the last ten as Chief.