Fire Chief Justin Andrew will begin working in his new role with the town of Olds on February 5th.
The recent appointment of the new Fire Chief for the Olds Fire Department is not only good for the town, but the region as well.
That is according to the town's Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt. He says new OFD Fire Chief Justin Andrew was born, raised and currently lives in Olds.
Andrew has also been a volunteer member of the Olds Fire Department since 1996, and the department's training officer for the past 9 years.
He says Andrew is a registered paramedic and in 2002 he was hired by the City of Red Deer as a firefighter/paramedic with Red Deer Emergency Services.
Merritt says a lot of calls the OFD receives are medical in nature.
He says a review of credentials, past experiences and a positive interview process led the town to hire Andrew. Merrit notes the new Fire Chief was also highly regarded by his references.
The Olds CAO believes Andrew is a great choice as the town moves forward with the Olds Fire Department in 2018 and beyond.
Merritt says Andrew is a strong fit for the community, he knows the department and surrounding departments as well.
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