The City of Fernie announced the appointment of Brendan Morgan to the position of Fire Chief and Director of Fire & Emergency Services.
CAO Michael Boronowski says, “Brendan Morgan has been an excellent leader for the team in the acting role he’s held over the past months. A fire chief of his skill, knowledge, and commitment to the community and organization is a real asset.”
A long-time member of Fernie Fire Rescue, Chief Morgan brings extensive local knowledge and professional experience to the position. Most recently Chief Morgan served the community as Assistant Chief starting in 2017, while also leading the City’s emergency management program.
“I’m honoured to step into this leadership role and have the opportunity to lead the talented and dedicated Fernie Fire Rescue team,” says Chief Morgan. “Since my start as a volunteer firefighter over 20 years ago, I’ve been fortunate to rise through the ranks of the profession and have been privileged with the guidance of incredible mentors. I am very proud of our fire department and look forward to leading them in protecting our community.”
Mayor Ange Qualizza says, “Brendan Morgan has earned the trust and respect of his team and the community and is a pleasure to work with. We’re proud to have the opportunity to advance someone who has built a career in Fernie Fire and Emergency Services, and we look forward to having him continue to represent our organization through his great work.”
The Fernie Fire and Emergency Services department provides a range of services to our community including fire suppression, first responder services including motor vehicle extrication, confined spaces, ice and swift water rescues and hazardous materials response. The department also oversees the community’s emergency management program and provides fire prevention inspections and public education.
Congratulations to Brendan Morgan!