Brampton - Julian Patteson, Chief Public Services Officer, announced the appointment of Michael Clark as Brampton’s new Fire Chief, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Clark replaces outgoing Fire Chief Andy MacDonald, who is retiring June 30 after 37 years with the City of Brampton.
“Over the years, and especially during his tenure as Deputy Chief, Michael Clark has proven himself to be a strong and well-respected leader,” says Patteson. “He brings with him a wealth of experience and innovative ideas, and I am confident that he will excel in this new role.”
John Corbett, Chief Administrative Officer, also congratulated Mr. Clark and extended his thanks to the outgoing Fire Chief, saying “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Andy MacDonald for his 37 years of dedicated service to the City of Brampton and its residents and wish him the very best as he retires. I would also like to say congratulations to Michael Clark on his appointment to this key position of Fire Chief.”
“I am very honoured to take over the role of Fire Chief for Brampton Fire and Emergency Services,” says Clark. “I am excited to continue the excellent work done by Fire Chief MacDonald, and our outstanding team will continue to provide citizens with the exceptional service they deserve and have come to expect.”
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is a modern and progressive fire department serving the residents of Brampton with a combined full-time staff of more than 450 personnel and 12 fire stations. It also operates the Fire/Life Safety Education Centre, a hands-on learning facility that teaches children about fire hazards in and around the home.