FCABC Education Summit
Speakers

    Breakout 5
  • Tuesday 13:00pm

    Fire Service Culture: UNCOVERED

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    Originally from Owen Sound, Ontario, Jeff Carlisle joined the Canadian Forces in 1974. Following basic training at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Jeff transferred to Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario for apprentice firefighter training at the Canadian Force Fire Academy.
    For the next 24 years, Jeff served in posts across Canada, 4 Ĺ years in Germany, and 2 years in the Canadian Navy, He progressed through the military system achieving positions from frontline firefighter to fire chief. In 1988, Jeff received an Officerís Commission and, in 1989, completed his training as a Military Engineer. Career highlights include being a member of a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards board, and Canadian Fire Service delegation leader for NATO.
    In 1998, he retired from the Canadian Forces Fire Services. After working for a brief period as a contractor in Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador, he accepted a Deputy Chief position with the Fort McMurray Fire Department, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in 1999.
    In 2001, Jeff was promoted to the position of Regional Fire Chief, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In 2003, Jeff received a Ministerial appointment to the Alberta Fire Service Advisory Committee. In January 2008 he completed a Master of Arts, Leadership degree.
    He is the recipient of a Premierís Award of Excellence and Alberta Centennial Medal for his contributions to the Alberta Fire Service. Jeff holds the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer and is a Local Assistant to the Office of the British Columbia Fire Commissioner.
    In addition the above, Jeff is the recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration and 1st clasp, and the Special Service Medal (NATO) Bar. He is a member of the British Columbia, Canadian, and International Fire Chiefís Associations.
    In April 2008, Jeff accepted the position of Fire Chief for the City of Vernon and in January 2011 was extremely fortunate to be accepted as the Fire Chief for the City of Kelowna. A position he currently holds today

    Jason Brolund

    Jason Brolund

    Jason presently serves as a Fire Chief with the West Kelowna Fire Rescue. Jason has been involved in emergency services for the past 20 years, previouslyas Deputy Fire Chief in Kelowna where he managed the Fire Dispatch Centre and Emergency Management Program for the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia. He was directly involved in the emergency management component of major wildfires in British Columbia and as a Venue Fire Commander during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jason is a Certified Emergency Manager and holds a Bachelorís degree in Emergency Management. He and his team recently were awarded the Premierís Finalist Award for Partnerships in Action.

    Session Description

    Chiefs Brolund and Carlisle will lead an interactive discovery session that explores the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Fire Servicesí organizational culture. Drawing upon research and personal experiences Brolund and Carlisle will examine the positives of how we are as a fire service and identify areas where we may want to create change. Regardless if you are a volunteer, composite, or career service this session it is hoped that this session will reveal some deeply held ideals about the BC Fire Service and opportunities for change.