Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service has a new deputy fire chief, with the city announcing on Thursday that Chris Miley would be the latest addition to the team.
Miley will be the deputy fire chief of training and operations, which will help further improve the community safety standards, explained Mayor Nicole MacDonald.
“Chris’s impressive background and dedication to public service align with our city’s values and priorities,” said MacDonald. “We look forward to the positive impact he will have on our community.”
Before coming over to Pitt Meadows, Miley spent the past 20 years with Langley City Fire Rescue Service, where he most recently served as the assistant fire chief.
City of Pitt Meadows CAO Mark Roberts explained that a large part of deputy fire chief Miley’s responsibilities will include training the city’s 17 career firefighters and 30 paid-on-call firefighters.
“The role of deputy fire chief, training and operations is vital to the effective functioning of our emergency services,” said Roberts. “Chris’s experience, leadership, and passion for training and professional development make him an excellent fit for the role.”
Fire Chief Stephan Drolet said that he was pleased to have Miley join the crew.
“He brings extensive experience to the department and will play a crucial role in the department’s ongoing transition to a fully staffed 24/7 service delivery model and ensuring that our firefighters are prepared for any scenario they may face,” said Drolet.