Dec. 6, 2011, Oakville, Ont. – The Town of Oakville, Ont., announced Monday evening that council has appointed Lee Grant as fire chief.
Grant has been acting chief since Richard Boyes was let go in June. Grant had been deputy chief since 2008.
Oakville’s community service commissioner Domenic Lunardo announced Grant’s appointment as director of emergency planning and fire services/fire chief shortly after 9 p.m. Monday.
Grant assumes his new role immediately.
The town said in an e-mail to senior staff that Grant brings more than 31 years of experience to the role. Grant, who is treasurer of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, began his career as a firefighter with the City of Peterborough, Ont., in 1980 and became fire prevention officer, chief fire prevention officer and fire chief.
Grant was the chief in Peterborough for 13 years. He managed the 2002 and 2004 Peterborough flood response and led the city’s emergency recovery team. He also headed the team that provided emergency accommodation for 132 Kashechewan evacuees during the 2005 drinking water crisis.
Grant was president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs from 2005 to 2007.