Hamilton Fire Department Chief David CunliffeFire Chief, Dave Cunliffe was born and raised in Hamilton and is a third generation Hamilton Firefighter. Currently in his 26th year in the Ontario Fire Service, Chief Cunliffe leads the Hamilton Fire Department’s delivery of Emergency Management and Fire Protection/Rescue Services to the citizens of Hamilton.
Since joining the Hamilton Fire Department in 2005, he has served as Divisional Chief of Training and Deputy Fire Chief prior to becoming Fire Chief in 2016. Chief Cunliffe brings a unique combination of business and fire service knowledge, skills and experience into his role as Fire Chief having held various senior management level positions in business and fire organizations. He is an active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, The Metro Fire Chiefs Association, The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, The Ontario Large Urban Chiefs Sub Committee and the Ontario Fire Marshal - Provincial Mutual Aid Advisory Committee.