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New Westminster appoints Erin Williams as Fire Chief

May 4, 2023 
By FFIC Staff

Erin Williams

May 4, 2023, New Westminster, B.C. – New Westminster has appointed Erin Williams as its new fire chief.

Williams joined New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services in 1995 and worked as a firefighter until 2009 when he became a Rescue Unit Lieutenant. He continued to work his way up the ranks and has been the acting fire chief since early 2022.

Williams is a New Westminster resident with strong ties to the community and a solid understanding of its current and future challenges. During his 28 years with the city, Williams has a demonstrated track record in public safety and community service.

He also has a firm commitment to advancing city council’s priorities on equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Fire and Rescue Services department.


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