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Ontario Fire College principal to retire

dsc_1994Dec. 11, 2012 – Fred McLennan, principal of the Ontario Fire College, is retiring Dec. 31. Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek announced McLennan’s retirement Monday afternoon. McLennan has been the principal of the college for 13 years and is the second-longest serving principal in the college’s history.

December 11, 2012
By Olivia D'Orazio

Dec. 11, 2012 – Fred McLennan, principal of the Ontario Fire College, is retiring Dec. 31. Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek announced McLennan’s retirement Monday afternoon. McLennan has been the principal of the college for 13 years and is the second-longest serving principal in the college’s history.

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Fred McLennan, principal of the Ontario Fire College, will retire Dec. 31. 

Wieclawek said McLennan will be one month shy when he retires of 14 years with the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM).

McLennan joined the OFM on Feb. 8, 1999, as the academic manager at the college. On Jan. 1, 2000, he was named acting principal, and on Sept. 21, 2000, he became principal.

Wieclawek said McLennan had extensive academic expertise in academia, having obtained his doctorate in educational policy and management and with 30 years experience in the community college environment as a professor and administrator.

“With his background, Fred was able to bring his academic credibility to the fire college and has guided it through significant growth over the last 14 years,” Wieckawek said. “Today, the fire college has over 11,500 student-learners and it has increased offerings of education and training opportunities on- and off-campus, based on the demands and needs of the Ontario fire service and public safety.”

There is no word yet on a replacement for McLennan.