Provincial Advisory Committee

OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee 2021

Purpose/Mandate

The OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) is established after each general meeting. It will comprise of representatives from geographical areas, assigned by the Board of Directors, in the Province of Ontario. Each PAC area identifies an Individual Member whom will be appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as a PAC Leader on the committee. The PAC Leader will be an OAFC member in good standing. PAC Leaders are responsible for disseminating information from the Board, through the Program Manager and Communications Strategist, as well as gathering and providing information and feedback to the Board and staff from their assigned PAC areas.
 

Scope of the OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee

The OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee falls under the Member Services portfolio of the OAFC. The committee is expected to raise and discuss issues that affect OAFC members, which relate to the operation of a fire service, the delivery of public fire protection services and legislation or policies. The committee is expected to direct recommendations to the Board of Directors, via the chair, for further action and/or resolution. The committee is responsible to the Board of Directors. Please refer to Section 13 of the By-Law No. 1: OAFC Constitution.
 

Role/Authority of the OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee

Roles that are undertaken by the committee include the discussion of issues related to the operation of a fire service, the delivery of public fire protection services and legislation or policies that affect either. The committee may engage in discussion, research, data collection and the review of existing or emerging procedures or guidelines. The committee may invite speakers or content experts as approved by the Executive Director. The committee is required to make recommendations to the Board for further action or resolution of issues. Meeting minutes are maintained by the OAFC Program Manager/staff and will be posted on the OAFC website for member reference.
 
Additional information regarding the OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee can be found in the PAC Terms of Reference.
 

2021 PAC Representatives

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION 2021 PAC REPRESENTATIVE

PAC Area 1A:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Lambton, Middlesex and Oxford.

Fire Chief Bryan Van Gaver
Sarnia Fire Rescue Services
240 East Street North
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6X7
bryan.vangaver@sarnia.ca

Phone: (519) 332-1122 ext. 4301
Fax: (519) 332-1376
PAC Area 1B:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Essex, Elgin and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
Fire Chief Bruce Montone
Amherstburg Fire Department
271 Sandwich Street South
Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2A5
bmontone@amherstburg.ca
Phone: 519-736-6500
Fax: 519-736-5403
PAC Area 2:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, the municipalities in and including the Regional Municipality of Niagara, and the City of Hamilton.
Fire Chief Todd Binkley
Brantford Fire Department
60 Clarence Street, PO Box 61 
Brantford, Ontario N3T 5M3
tbinkley@brantford.ca
Phone: 519-752-4122

PAC Area 3A:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Wellington, Dufferin, Perth and the municipalities in and including the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Fire Chief Bill Hunter
Perth East Fire Department
25 Mill Street East, PO Box 455
Milverton, Ontario  N0K 1M0
bhunter@pertheast.ca
Phone: 519-595-2800
Fax: 519-595-2801
PAC Area 3B:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Bruce, Huron, and Grey.
Fire Chief Mike Givens
Township of Chatsworth Fire Department
75 McNab Street, PO Box 278
Chatsworth, Ontario N0H 1G0
chattyfd@hotmail.com
Phone: 519-794-3188
Fax: 519-794-4146
PAC Area 3C: The fire departments in the County of Simcoe.
Director of Fire and Emergency Services
Jeff Kirk
County of Simcoe
Township of Springwater
2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, Ontario L9X 1A8
Phone: 705-728-4784 x2031
jeff.kirk@springwater.ca
PAC Area 4:  The fire departments in and including the Regional Municipalities of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham, and the City of Toronto.
Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention and Life Safety Nancy MacDonald-Duncan
Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
15 Fairview Road West
Mississauga, Ontario   L5B 1K7
nancy.macdonald-duncan@mississauga.ca
Phone: 905-615-3200
Fax: 905-615-3773
PAC Area 5:  The departments in and including the Counties of Northumberland, Haliburton, Hastings, Peterborough and Prince Edward, and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Deputy Chief Mike Cavanagh
Peterborough Fire Services
210 Sherbrooke Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2N3
mcavanagh@peterborough.ca
Phone: (705) 745-3283
Fax: (705) 745-2460
PAC Area 6:  The fire departments in and including the Counties of Lennox and Addington, Renfrew, Lanark, and Frontenac, the municipalities in and including the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and Prescott and Russell, and the City of Ottawa. Fire Chief Pascal Meunier
Carleton Place Fire Department
15 Coleman Street
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 4P1
pmeunier@carletonplace.ca
Phone: 613-257-5526
Fax: 613-257-2762
PAC Area 7:  The fire departments in and including the District of Muskoka, and the municipalities in the Districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing.
Fire Chief Ryan Murrell
Muskoka Lakes Fire Department
1 Bailey Street, Box 129
Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0
rmurrell@muskokalakes.ca
Phone: (705) 765-3156
Fax: (705) 765-3288
PAC Area 8:  The fire departments in the Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Timiskaming, and Manitoulin, and the City of Greater Sudbury.
Deputy Chief Ellard Beaven
Timmins Fire Department
133 Cedar Street South
Timmins, Ontario P4N 2G9
ellard.beaven@timmins.ca

Phone:(705) 360-2626
Fax: (705) 360-2681
PAC Area 9A:  The fire departments in the District of Thunder Bay.
Fire Chief Blair Arthur (Interim)
Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services
420 Leslie Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1X8
firechief@shuniah.org
Phone: 807-983-2021
Fax: 807-983-2943
PAC Area 9B:  The fire departments in the District of Thunder Bay.
Fire Chief Blair Arthur
Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services
420 Leslie Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1X8
firechief@shuniah.org
Phone: 807-983-2021
Fax: 807-983-2943
PAC Area 10A:  The fire departments in the District of Kenora.
Fire Chief Kent Readman
Kenora Fire & Emergency Services
100 14th Street North
Kenora, Ontario P9N 4M9
kreadman@kenora.ca 
Phone: (807) 467-2107
Fax: 807-467-2155
PAC Area 10B:  The fire departments in the District of Rainy River.
Fire Chief Graham Warburton
Atikokan Fire Rescue
120 Marks Street, PO Box 1330
Atikokan, Ontario P0T 1C0
firecbo@atikokan.ca
Phone: (807) 597-1234
Fax: (807) 597-6186