Appointment of Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, and Deputy Fire Chief of Training Township of Wellesley Fire Department
It gives me great pleasure to announce  that  effective March 3, 2014 the Appointment of Frank Karley will be appointed as Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, and Steve Martin will be appointed as Deputy Fire Chief of Training for the Township of Wellesley Fire Department.
 
Frank Karley has been a member of the Fire Department since 1987. Mr. Karley has shown great leadership, and brings strong fire suppression and health and safety background to the Fire Department. Mr. Karley has been District Chief at the Linwood Station since 2008, working on the Fire Advisory Committee resolving many complex situations. District Chief Karley has also taken advantage of external training opportunities at the Regional training center and at the Ontario Fire College. Mr. Karley can be counted on to assist in special projects and in volunteering of his time to assist in the operation of the Fire Department and community fundraising opportunities.
 
Steve Martin has been a firefighter for 34 years in both full time and volunteer capacity. Mr. Martin currently holds the rank of Captain in the Wellesley Station since 1996. Captain Martin has delivered many training programs in the Township of Wellesley and is a lead instructor for the Conestoga College firefighter program. Captain Martin has served on many department committees recommending purchases, procedure changes and was instrumental in leading the certification for the commercial tanker accreditation. Captain Martin recently commanded Fire Department operations during the 2013 ice storm. Captain Martin can be counted on to share his knowledge, experience and leadership skills with our firefighters.  
 
As Fire Chief, I would to congratulate Frank and Steve on the successful completion of the promotional process. I am very proud to have you as part of the Fire Department leadership team in the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  Your extensive knowledge and experience will be an asset to the department.
 
Andrew Lillico
Fire Chief
Township of Wellesley