Fire Fighting in Canada

Emergency preparedness and management 

From wildfires to floods, the nature of emergencies in Canada appear to be increasing in prevalence and damage. Is your department ready for a catastrophic event?

May 4, 2018

Emergency preparedness, mitigation and management are critical cornerstones for fire departments coast to coast. Fire Fighting in Canada has brought two geographical perspectives to the table through one compelling conversation with Fire Chief Dan Derby of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in B.C., and Deputy Fire Chief Tim Calhoun of Clarington, Ont. Join Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy as he talks to Chief Derby and Deputy Calhoun about what they’ve learned in their respective provinces.

Dan Derby, CFO, is the regional fire chief, and fire dispatch manager for Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in Trail, B.C. Chief Derby served as deputy chief with the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue since 2010 before taking on the role of regional chief in 2017.

Tim Calhoun has been the deputy fire chief for Clarington Emergency and Fire Services in Ontario since 2017 and has been with the department for 28 years. Deputy Calhoun is responsible for suppression and training activities for the Department, taught at the college level for 12 years, served on the executive board for the Ontario Association of Fire Training Officers and presently sits on the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Training and Education Program Advisory Committee.


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