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 The Parry Sound Fire Department is currently under review, reconstruction and is a work in progress temporarily.

 

 

Parry Sound Fire Department's greatest resource is its firefighters. We currently have 28 active Firefighters on our roster.

The Officers consist of Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief Training Officer, Fire Prevention Officer/Captain, 3 additional Captains and 2 Lieutenants.

 

Firefighters

Lieutenant Austin Benson                                   

Austin Benson, LIEUTENANT

Occupation: Brake / Shear Operator

Years of Fire Service: 3

FUN FACT: Austin was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006.

Firefighter Mitchell Brown                                  

Mitchell Brown, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Handyman and Investor

Years of Service: 2

FUN FACT: Mitchell loves to fish for Musky in the summer and jig for trout in the winter.

Firefighter Scott Burgie                                    

Scott Burgie, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Electrician

Years of Service: 2

FUN FACT: "I would love to meet that Irish guy on the cereal box, very charming! He deserves an Oscar.

 

Michael Cernick, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Electrical Retail Sales

Years of Service: 1

FUN FACT: Michael has been a wedding DJ since he was 14 years old.

Firefighter Graham Clark                                      

Graham Clark, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation:

Years of service: 2

FUN FACT:

 

Jessica Downing, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Retail Customer Service

Years of Service: 1

FUN FACT: Jessica commented that there are almost as many dogs as there are people in her family.

Firefighter Dwayne Eckstein                              

Dwayne Eckstein, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Shipping and Receiving

Years of Service: 4

FUN FACT: Dwayne is known as the "puppy factory extraordinaire" to his co-workers and loves to spend time with his boys.

Captain John Forbes                                

John Forbes, CAPTAIN

Occupation: Plumbing Industry (business owner/operator)

Years of Service: 24

FUN FACT:

Deputy Chief Wayne Gilbert                             

Wayne Gilbert, DEPUTY CHIEF

Occupation: RETIRED (after a rewarding 42 year career in the plumbing and HVAC industry)

Years of Service: 37

FUN FACT: Wayne's passion besides his family is traveling to all parts of the world and meeting interesting and intriguing people.

Firefighter Ioannis Giourousis                           

Ioannis Giourousis, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation:

Years of Service: 3

FUN FACT:

Firefighter Jeremy Hobourn                        

Jeremy Hobourn, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Construction Industry

Years of Service: 4

FUN FACT: Jeremy enjoys being in the outdoors fishing and ATV riding.

Firefighter Richard Hobourn                              

Richard Hobourn, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Utility Electrical Supervisor

Years of Service: 28

FUN FACT: Richard is a second generation firefighter and a second generation "Hobie"

Firefighter Anthony Jacklin                             

Anthony Jacklin, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Construction Industry

Years of Service: 2

FUN FACT:

Firefighter Tre Martin                                    

Tre Martin, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation:

Years of Service: 4

FUN FACT:

Firefighter Ben Mascioli                                 

Ben Mascioli, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Chef / Owner Operated Restaurant

Years of Service: 11

FUN FACT: Ben fell out of an aircraft at 13000 feet and luckily his parachute worked.

Captain Ed Matthews                                

Ed Matthews, CAPTAIN

Occupation: RETIRED

Years of Service: 21 + 14 additional

FUN FACT:

Chief Training Officer Oliver Moloney                   

Oliver Moloney, CHIEF TRAINING OFFICER

Occupation: Locomotive Engineer

Years of Service: 14 + 7 additional

FUN FACT: Oliver became a locomotive engineer at the age of 23.

 

Colin Murray, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Water Well Driller

Years of Service: 1

FUN FACT: Colin played 5 years varsity football with Acadia University.

Captain Thomas McGown                                 

Thomas McGown, CAPTAIN

Occupation: Sound and Lighting Technician

Years of Service: 11

FUN FACT: Thomas is a fifth generation of one of Parry Sounds founding families.

 

Daniel Rozon, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Community Inclusion and Support Facilitator

Years of Service: 1

FUN FACT: Danielle played 4 years of women's hockey on a scholarship in the US and then went on to play in the Professional Women's Hockey League in Finland.

Firefighter Sheri Skinner                             

Sheri Skinner, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Administrative Assistant, Parry Sound Fire Department

Years of Service: 16

FUN FACT: The sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Fire Chief Dave Thompson                            

Dave Thompson, FIRE CHIEF

Occupation: Director of Emergency and Protective Services Town of Parry Sound

Years of Service: 9 + 14 additional

FUN FACT: The Fire Chief has 4 first names...not making that up.

Firefighter Malcolm Thompson                       

Malcolm Thompson, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Construction Industry

Years of service: 2

FUN FACT: Malcolm loves a game of golf when not working at any of his other commitments.

Fire Prevention Officer John Tuck            

John Tuck, FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER / CAPTAIN

Occupation: FPO, Parry Sound Fire Department

Years of Service: 36

FUN FACT: John is EVERYONE'S favorite FPO!

Firefighter Gayle Warrilow                             

Gayle Warrilow, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Sailor

Years of Service: 28

FUN FACT: Gayle is truly a legend as she was the first ever female firefighter with the PSFD.

Lieutenant Chris Wood                               

Chris Wood, LIEUTENANT

Occupation: Electrical Technician

Years of Service: 14

FUN FACT: Chris loves nothing more than spending time with his family.

Firefighter Peter Woods                                

Peter Woods, FIREFIGHTER

Occupation: Old Age Home Housekeeping

Years of Service: 21 + 7 additional

FUN FACT: Peter loves spending time playing in the mud on his ATV and SCUBA diving 120 feet below.

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