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Pegg named deputy in Toronto

Sept. 13, 2013, Toronto – Matt Pegg has been named deputy chief with Toronto Fire Services (TFS).

September 13, 2013
By Laura King

Sept. 13, 2013, Toronto – Matt Pegg has been named deputy chief with Toronto Fire Services (TFS).

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Matt Pegg has been named the new deputy chief in Toronto. Photo by Laura King.

TFS Chief Jim Sales announced the appointment internally Friday afternoon.

Pegg, the deputy chief in Brampton, Ont., starts with TFS Oct. 3.

Pegg is president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and is in Thunder Bay, Ont., this weekend for FireCon, an annual training and education event.

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Pegg said in an e-mail that he is excited about joining the largest fire service in Canada. There are more than 3,000 career firefighters with TFS.

Pegg has been with Brampton Fire for five years. Brampton Fire Chief Andy MacDonald said in a memo to staff Friday that Pegg’s work on the provincial Ministry of Labour’s occupational health and safety committee stands out among his myriad accomplishments.

Pegg chaired the Section 21 committee for two years – named for the section of the Occupational Health and Safety Act under which the committee is defined – and was a member for eight years.

MacDonald said Pegg’s work on the committee “made the profession of fire fighting a safer one for all of us, for generations to come.”

There are three other deputy chiefs with TFS – Debbie Higgins, Ron Jenkins and Mike McCoy. Deputy Chief Frank Lamie retired in the spring.