The Pat Bourguignon Northern Fire Chief Leadership Award

The Pat Bourguignon Northern Fire Chief Leadership Award

 The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) along with Emergency North Training (ENT) is inviting people to submit nominations for the Pat Bourguignon Northern Fire Chief Leadership Award.   Pat Bourguignon spent 34 years in Ontario’s fire service rising through the ranks to become Chief of the Schreiber Fire Department.  An exceptional leader who never backed down from a challenge, Pat was respected by all for his dedication to fire and life safety, his passion for his community, friends and family, his sense of humor, and fierce loyalty. In 2018, Pat’s life was tragically cut short while attending the 2018 OAFC Conference and Trade Show.
 
A Pat Bourguignon Northern Fire Chief Leadership Award nominee must be a Chief Fire Officer from Northern Ontario (municipal, NFPP, or First Nation) whose fire department falls within the geographical boundaries of OAFC PAC Zones 7, 8, 9, and 10. 
 
This nominee should exemplify one or more of the following criteria:
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership, commitment, and inspires those around them
  • Commits to integrity, honesty, and hard work that is evident in results
  • Exhibits that wearing the uniform is an honour and a genuine responsibility
  • Has made a difference in the Ontario fire service
  • Introduces new programs, services, and training regimes to increase public and firefighter safety
  • Promotes firefighters, their successes, safety, and contributes to the betterment of their community
  • Experienced in organizing local fire prevention and fire and life safety campaigns
  • Advocates on issues specific to fire service delivery in Northern Ontario
Additional Factors and Criteria Considered:
  • The nominee must be a Chief Fire Officer from Northern Ontario (municipal, NFPP, or First Nation)
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • This award is based on the merit of received submissions, therefore the award may not be given out each year.
You are encouraged to submit supporting documentation with your nomination. An accurate, persuasive, and well-documented justification that provides examples of how the nominee meets one or more of the above attributes and/or criteria is an essential part of the nomination and selection processes. Each nomination will be considered independently based upon its own merit.
 
As this award is based on the merit of received submissions, the award may not be given out each year.  If you know someone who is deserving of this award, please complete the nomination form below.
 
The 2022 Awards Ceremony will take place at FireCon at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The recipient will be recognized again at the OAFC Conference & Trade Show in May 2023.  The deadline for submissions is August 17, 2022.  Please ensure you submit your nomination before the deadline.
Nominator Information
Nominee Information
Nomination Information
Content may include; a description of the reason(s) you feel the nominee should receive the award including; history and background, why you think the nominee has shown exemplary service, when the nominee action(s) occurred and how you know the nominee and are familiar with their activities.
Letters of support from other individuals (2) who have direct knowledge of the value and impact of the nominees are encouraged.
Please provide references to speak in favour of this nominee. Please include full contact information.