The City of Revelstoke has appointed Fire Chief, Rob Girard as the interim Emergency Program Coordinator for the Emergency Management Program.
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services Fire Chief Rob Girard has 15 years of Fire Service in various communities in BC. He has extensive experience as a site Incident Commander in different levels of emergencies during his career. Rob was seconded based on his skills and abilities to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, in the Planning Section of the Ministry Regional Operations Centre (MROC), during the 2003 Interface Fire season. His vast education includes Level 1 and level 2 firefighter certifications, JIBC Fire and Safety Studies, Hazmat, Advance Incident Command and various levels of Emergency Operations Centre and Emergency Program Coordinator courses and workshops. Coupled with his education in emergency services, Rob brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our interim Emergency Program Coordinator position. Rob is a highly motivated individual and is dedicated to making a difference to our community with respect to emergency situations.
“I am honored to fill the interim Emergency Program Coordinator position”, said Chief Girard “Keeping our community safe and knowing we have the people, who will make a difference when we activate our Emergency Operations, will make future emergency events a success”.
Rob’s leadership, organizational abilities, strong communication and established working relationships will continue the improvement of the Emergency Management Program in Revelstoke during the coming months.
“As the EPC leader, I have complete faith in Chief Girard based on my personal observations of his problem solving and decision making abilities” said Mayor David Raven, “As our Fire Chief, he is doing this for the most part already.”
“In emergency situations from the smallest to the largest, Rob will be able to lead, assess and precisely anticipate the team’s next move with our communities safety in mind”, said Tim Palmer, CAO, “It is what every community would want from their Emergency Program Coordinator.”
Chief Girard will begin his acting capacity as the Emergency Program Coordinator effective immediately.
For Further Information Contact;Tim Palmer, CAO, 250-837-2911 or Rob Girard, Fire Chief, 250-837-2884