FCABC Education Summit
Sunrise Session 8 - British Columbia — Fire Sprinkler Initiative
Don Jolley is the Fire Chief for the City of Pitt Meadows and the 1st Vice President of the Fire Chiefs Association of British Columbia (FCABC).
Chief Jolley has been in the fire service for 26 years, starting as a volunteer firefighter and working through all ranks and areas of responsibility over the course of his career. He has 15 years at the Chief Officer level, including the last 8 as Fire Chief. Don also served 20+ years in Vancouver as a paramedic, resigning in 2007 at the ACP level. He has delivered Incident Command, Emergency Operations Centre and other emergency services programming through the Justice Institute of BC for many years across Canada.
Chief Jolley sits as a member of the Justice Institute of BC Fire Services Advisory Committee, the JIBC Emergency Management Division Program Advisory Committee, and the JIBC Paramedic Academy Advisory Committee.
Chief Jolley has a Bachelors Degree from Simon Fraser University, a Certificate of Emergency Management and a Certificate of Local Government Administration, as well as designations as both a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.)
Chief Stephen Gamble entered the fire service in 1978 as a volunteer firefighter with the City of the Port Coquitlam and hired as a full time career firefighter with the City on June 27th, 1980.
In January 2011 Chief Gamble assumed his current position as Fire Chief with the Township of Langley.
Chief Gamble has a Bachelor's Degree in Justice and Public Leadership with Simon Fraser University as well he retains two designations – Chief Fire Officer (CFO) with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Fellow (FIFireE) with the Institute of Fire Engineers.
Chief Gamble served as President with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) from 2012-2014, CAFC 1st VP from 2010-2012, 2md VP 2009-2010, and as BC Executive Board Representative with the CAFC from 2007-2009.
Chief Gamble in addition to numerous committee and appointments with the Fire Chiefs Association of BC (FCABC) since 1996 has also served as FCABC President from 2007-2011, FCABC Past President 2011-2012, FCABC 1st VP 2006-2007, and Chair of the Provincial Fire Service Liaison Committee (FSLG) from 2007 to 2011.
This session will provide an update as the Provincial Fire Sprinkler Working Group's activities to date as well as introduce the new BC Fire Sprinkler Initiative website, which will be launched at the 2017 FCABC Conference in Vernon.