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Paul Boissonneault

Paul Boissonneault

Deputy Fire Chief for the Oakville Fire Department with the Corporation of the Town of Oakville.

Oakville has a population of over 200,000 and is a career fire service. Chief Boissonneault has been in his current position since October of 2016 and previously was the Fire Chief in the County of Brant. Chief Boissonneault has served in the Chief Officer capacity since 2004 and has been involved in the fire service in both career and volunteer capacities from firefighter to Chief Officer. He is currently the past President for the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and served on their executive since 2009. He has served on many committees for the CAFC including government relations, labor relations, fire and life safety and the membership committee as a co-chair. He holds diplomas and certification as a Company Officer, Fire Officer IV, and Training Officer; and holds a degree in Business administration and Fire and Safety Studies. He has served as Associate instructor for the Ontario Fire College for Incident Management and other Company officer programs.

He has represented the CAFC internationally in Belgium, Ireland and the United States in addition to being a guest presenter across Canada. Chief Boissonneault has been involved with advocacy and change for the CAFC with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Advisory Council and activities with Transport Canada since the tragedy in Lac Mégantic.

Chief Boissonneault is a proud recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and Canadian Fire Services exemplary services medal.

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