Tony Bavota named Fire Chief for the Burlington Fire Department
I am very pleased to announce that Tony Bavota is our new Fire Chief, effective immediately. 
Tony has been a deputy fire chief with the Burlington Fire Department since 2009 and is in his 18th year of employment with the City of Burlington.  His progressive responsibilities within the department include acting platoon chief, fire captain, acting captain, firefighter and infrastructure project manager. Tony also gained corporate experience while working in the city manager’s office on a job rotation as the assistant to the city manager.
Before joining the Burlington Fire Department, Tony worked with the Guelph Police Service, as a constable and tactical response unit member. He earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 2011, and holds a diploma in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts-Economics Degree.
Acting Chief Dave Beatty will return to his role as Deputy Chief.  Sincere thanks to Dave for his continued leadership!
The fire department management team continues to work effectively together throughout the transitions and I sincerely appreciate their collective efforts.

The city will be sending out a media release today announcing Tony’s new role.   Please join me in congratulating him!
Kim Phillips
General Manager, Community and Corporate Services
City of Burlington