News Release: Caledon Fire and Emergency Services announces death of Deputy Chief Tony Lippers

News Release


May 23, 2013
 
Caledon Fire and Emergency Services announces death of Deputy Chief Tony Lippers
For Immediate Release

With heavy hearts, the Town of Caledon announces the death of Deputy Chief Tony Lippers, a member of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services. The Town of Caledon extends sincere condolences to Tony’s family, friends and fellow firefighters for their loss.

Tony died yesterday, May 22, 2013 with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

The Town of Caledon has lowered the flags at all Town facilities at half-mast in a salute to the Deputy Chief. The flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of his funeral.
“Deputy Chief Tony Lippers will be buried in a full fire service Line of Duty Death funeral in Caledon,” said Caledon Fire and Emergency Services Chief Terry Irwin. Details of the funeral are being finalized and will be released as soon as they become available.

Tony served a number of community fire services before joining Caledon Fire and Emergency Services in 2006 as Deputy Chief. Prior to joining the Town, he served as Assistant Fire Chief in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Chief Fire Prevention Officer for the Orillia Fire Department (City of Orillia), and Senior Fire Inspector for the Ajax Fire Department (City of Ajax). Tony served early in his career as a volunteer firefighter in the communities of Mariposa and Ajax. He was also an accomplished design engineer.

“Tony was a dedicated Deputy Fire Chief with Caledon Fire and Emergency Services, and a contributor to a number of fire service organizations across Ontario,” said Chief Terry Irwin. “He will be sadly missed by many.”

Details of the visitation and funeral will be posted to www.caledon.ca as they become available, and distributed to Fire service organizations across Ontario. Members of the media wishing to cover the funeral, please RSVP to the email listed below so that we may assist you.

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Media Contact:
Bethany Lee
Corporate Communications
905.584.2272 x.4106 |
communications@caledon.ca