We are pleased to announce that Ken Dwinnell has accepted the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Ken has served with Sarnia Fire Rescue for 23 years, moving through the ranks, most recently a Captain.

“I’m both humbled and excited for the opportunity to work under the direction of Chief VanGaver as the new Deputy Fire Chief and hope to continue to move Sarnia Fire Rescue Services progressively into the future. We have a great department steeped in tradition; I have had the luxury to learn from strong leadership over my career and hope to emulate the best of those attributes as I take on this new role. Thank you to the City of Sarnia senior management for the appointment, and I look forward to the challenge of continuing to provide a safe working environment for all personnel and promoting a fire-safe community.”

We look forward to having Ken join our management team. He has always demonstrated a genuine loyalty to his co-workers and the department. His integral knowledge of daily operations and desire to move the department forward will have immediate positive results. Ken will begin his new position on Monday, November 2, 2020.