The City of Grande Prairie’s Fire Chief is leaving his post as of September 22.
Dan Lemieux has been employed by the City for 27 years, the last nine as chief.
“My wife Cheryl and I have been considering a move to the capital region to be closer to family. This is a great opportunity for us and it came earlier than we anticipated,” said Lemieux. “The City has been a great employer that has provided me ample opportunity to grow and develop strong leadership and business skills.”
Lemieux has accepted the Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief position with Strathcona County. He will start in late September.
Lemieux says he has had many proud moments in his time as Fire Chief.
“Together with my Fire Administration Team, working with the Firefighters’ Association and with support from City Council, we have been able to implement a Wellness-Fitness Program, a new Blue Card Incident Command system and recently, we have upgraded our radio communication system. All of these improvements contribute greatly to employee health and safety.”
He adds that he has received many kinds words regarding construction of the Westgate Fire Station.
“We have received so many compliments from external fire personnel on the functionality of that station. The reason for our success was the involvement of front line personnel in the planning and design of the facility.”
Aside from being City Fire Chief, he has held many other positions. That includes Manager of Parks, Enforcement, Fleet Services, Facility Maintenance and Transportation. He also spent time as a Human Resources Consultant.
With files from Glory Przekop