Calgary’s Fire Chief to retire, praises his colleagues in the department

Submitted by: Bridget Cox, Calgary Fire Department

Fire Chief Bruce Burrell talked to media earlier today about his decision to retire from the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) and the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). Chief Burrell has served nine years with The City of Calgary.

Chief Burrell moved to Calgary in August 2005 to lead CFD and CEMA. The City of Calgary has been recognized for leadership in municipal emergency best practices as demonstrated during the response to the 2013 flood.

A recruitment process is underway to appoint a new Calgary Fire Chief. To ensure business continuity, an interim fire chief will be named in coming days until the recruitment process is completed.

Chief Burrell’s last day is Friday, July 11, 2014.