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Chatham-Kent fire department announces new deputy chief

Chatham-Kent fire department Deputy Chief Bob Davidson. Photo CKFD

Chatham-Kent fire department deputy chief Bob Davidson. Photo CKFD

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services have announced a new addition to their senior leadership team. Bob Davidson will be assuming his duties on March 3, 2014, as Assistant Chief, Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services.

Bob Davidson, a native of southwestern Ontario, has over thirty-years of emergency service experience, most recently serving as a deputy fire chief in a blended fire/EMS service in Strathcona County, Alberta.

He began his career as a full-time firefighter in Brampton and advanced through the ranks to district chief. During his time there he also worked as a training officer, fire prevention officer, motor vehicle rescue specialist, hazardous materials response specialist, and an incident command instructor.

Davidson served as an executive member of the Brampton firefighters association. Prior to moving to Alberta, he held the position of deputy fire chief in Norfolk County. He has extensive experience in emergency management, fire prevention, fire investigation, community safety education, emergency communications, and fire service training and operations.

Bob Davidson has a BA in economics from the University of Waterloo, a diploma in public administration from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing his master’s degree in public administration. He is enrolled in the executive fire officer program at the United States Fire Academy and holds numerous certifications.

Davidson is an advocate for the Ontario Fire Marshal’s three lines of community fire defence, the development of proactive community partnerships and the enhancement of customer focused community safety programming.