July 24, 2013, Toronto – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Shayne Mintz as its new Canadian regional director.
succeeds longtime Fire Fighting in Canada
columnist Sean Tracey, who resigned as NFPA Canadian regional director in 2012
to become assistant deputy chief with Ottawa Fire Services. Tracey had been with
the NFPA for 12 years.
the fire chief in Burlington, Ont., from January 2009 until April 2012, when he
was named assistant deputy fire marshal in Ontario.
has not officially announced the hiring; word of Mintz’s resignation from the Ontario
Office of the Fire Marshal trickled out late Wednesday after an e-mail was sent
to staff from Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek.
communications manager Peg O’Brien said late Wednesday that she was not aware
of an announcement but was checking with the human resources department. Mintz confirmed the announcement by phone at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, acknowledging that he is excited about the new job and the challenge of working with the Canadian fire service to improve awareness of NFPA standards.
Canadian director position had been vacant for some time due to other NFPA personnel
changes; Tracey had recommended some potential candidates and interviews were
done in May. Unsuccessful candidates were notified two weeks ago, so an announcement