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Laroche new fire marshal

June 2007 - NEW BRUNSWICK - Benoit Laroche, New Brunswick’s acting fire marshal since June 2005, has been appointed fire marshal.

December 14, 2007
By Fire Fighting in Canada

June 2007 – NEW BRUNSWICK – Benoit Laroche, New Brunswick’s acting fire marshal since June 2005, has been appointed fire marshal.

“I deeply appreciate the privilege to work with the firefighters of New Brunswick as their fire marshal,” Laroche said. “I see many opportunities where government can support the needs of the New Brunswick Fire Service and I will do everything within my power to make that happen.”

Laroche devoted his professional career to the fire service with 25 years in the Canadian Forces and eight years with the Office of the Fire Marshal in Miramichi and Fredericton.

“Ben brings excellent senior leadership and management abilities, a depth of technical firefighter experience and communication skills in both official languages to his position,” Public Safety Minister John Foran said. “The New Brunswick Fire Service is one of this department’s key partners in building a safer New Brunswick. We know that Ben will use his skills and experience to continue and to strengthen that important relationship.”

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