Clarington Fire up to speed with hiring of new Fire Chief

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Published February 3, 2023 at 4:28 pm

Clarington’s Fire Department will be fully up to speed February 27 when the new fire chief takes the wheel in Bowmanville.

Dave Speed, a ten-year resident of Clarington, is coming home after serving the last nine years as Fire Chief of the Town of Whitby.

“My family and I love living in Clarington, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Municipality of Clarington in the Fire Chief role,” Speed said, noting that the municipality has a “long tradition” of providing excellent service to the community.

“I look forward to learning from the women and men of this department as we continue to provide high-quality services amid community growth and the challenges it will bring.”

Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster welcomed Speed and his 28 years of fire fighting experience to the department.

“With his front-line experience and proven leadership record, I’m confident that Clarington will continue to provide exceptional fire protection and emergency response services to our community,” Foster said.

Speed began his career in emergency services in 1995 with Markham Fire and Emergency Services and joined Whitby as their Chief Fire Prevention Officer in 2006. He was the Oshawa Fire Services Deputy Chief from 2012 to 2014, and rejoined Whitby as their Fire Chief in 2014.

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