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Pegg named new Ontario Fire Marshal


February 20, 2019
By Grant Cameron

Jon Pegg is the new fire marshal for the Province of Ontario. He started the job Feb. 20 and replaces Ross Nichols.

Pegg has been chief of emergency management for the Province of Ontario for the past eight months.

He has a long history in the fire service and started as a firefighter with the Richmond Hill Fire Department in 2000.

He left in 2011 to become deputy fire chief at the Town of Innisfil and remained there for 16 months. He oversaw the suppression, training and prevention divisions and assisted in the development of a council-adopted fire master plan.

He became deputy fire chief of the Town of Georgina in April 2013 and remained in that job for a year.

He was also Zone 4 rep for the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs for a year at that time.

In March 2014, Pegg became fire chief and community emergency management co-ordinator of the Town of Innisfil, where he oversaw all components of the Innisfil Fire and Rescue Service.

His focus has been on constantly looking to find better, safer practices for fire fighting, to serve residents and protect staff, and create a 100-per-cent customer service environment where staff make going above and beyond expectations part of their daily routine to serve the public.

Pegg is the brother of Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg.

Click here to read more about Pegg's plans for the future.



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