Chief Quan – has a nice ring to it!
By Laura King
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010
Well, it’s officially official: Lyle Quan, the deputy chief in Guelph, Ont., who writes the Cornerstone and Leadership Forum columns for Fire Fighting in Canada in his spare time (ha!), becomes chief in Waterloo, Ont., on Sept. 20.
It’s been an interesting journey for Lyle, a quiet and
unassuming but brilliant and compassionate gentleman with 26 years in emergency
services whose teaching skills and passion for lifelong learning are exemplary.
I can’t remember where or when I first met Lyle,
but we’ve become great friends and colleagues over the last three years and he’s
been a wonderful resource for me and for Fire
Fighting in Canada.
Congratulations Chief Quan!
(You can read the Waterloo Record story about his
Looks like a bit of baptism by fire (sorry!) for Chief Quan. Apparently Waterloo council has agreed to increase firefighter salaries by twice the inflation rate
and Premier Dalton McGuinty is not happy.
You can read the full story here .
Off to the Ford plant today with Oakville Fire
to see some technical rescue training . . . Photos later.