Strathcona County is welcoming Dan Lemieux as their new fire chief and director of emergency services.
Chief Lemieux is joining the county after serving as the Grande Prairie Fire Department Deputy Chief since 2002 and the fire chief since 2008.
"For me to have been given the opportunity to move to Strathcona County is pretty overwhelming and very gratifying," said Lemieux. "I'm absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work for a great organization. Strathcona County does have a great reputation so it's pretty exciting."
Lemieux has an extensive background in emergency management with specialized Incident Command System training.
“Chief Lemieux’s extensive experience in emergency management and leadership roles is a valuable asset to our community,” said mayor Roxanne Carr. “His passion for excellence is sure to benefit residents, staff, industry and stakeholders throughout Strathcona County.”
The new chief has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Masters in Business Administration.
Lemieux has also been an instructor with Northern Lakes College for the past eight years, teaching leadership and supervisory courses.