The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to announce that Daniel Smith has been appointed Director of Emergency Services and Fire Chief of the Municipality of Port Hope.

As a member of Senior Management, Chief Smith is also responsible for leading the Fire and Emergency Services team, which includes Fire, Building, and Municipal Law Enforcement Divisions.

“It is my absolute privilege to serve the Municipality as the new Director of Fire and Emergency Services / Fire Chief,” notes Chief Smith. “I look forward to collaborating with all members across fire, building inspection services, and municipal law enforcement in an effort to provide service excellence to our community.”

Chief Smith is a seasoned Firefighter with twenty years of fire service experience in various leadership roles, including most recently as Deputy Chief for the Municipality. Previously, he held senior positions in the communities of Quinte West and Essex, as well as for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. – Chalk River.

Dedicated to lifelong learning, he is a certified Fire Officer and holds a diploma in Fire Protection Engineering, an executive diploma in municipal management, as well as certifications in Fire Service Leadership, Fire Service Administration and Fire and Explosive Investigation. He is also presently completing his Bachelor of Emergency Management through Cape Breton University.

“We are delighted to welcome Chief Smith to his new position at the Municipality,” adds CAO David Smith. “He brings an exceptional skillset to the role with his strong leadership, considerable experience, and ongoing education in fire and emergency management. We look forward to working alongside Chief Smith at the Municipality and know that he will receive a warm welcome by our community and local stakeholders”

Chief Smith’s appointment was officially authorized by By-law at the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.