Sarnia fire chief retiring
The Observer

Sarnia’s fire chief has announced he’s retiring.

John Kingyens is leaving the service this summer, the city announced late last week.

Kingyens has more than 26 years with the Sarnia service, starting in 1992 as a firefighter. He was a fire prevention officer, and a safety training officer before being promoted to deputy fire chief in 2011.

Kingyens became chief in 2013.

Sarnia’s human resources is starting the recruitment process in the coming weeks, the city said, in a news release, noting Kingyens is also an executive chief fire officer with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, and a member of the Urban Fire Chiefs Committee with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.

“I wish to express our sincere gratitude to Chief Kingyens for his leadership of Sarnia Fire and Rescue Services, and his dedication to our community,” Lisa Armstrong, interim chief administrative officer, said in a statement.

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