After 5.5 years with the City of Prince Albert, Fire Chief Jason Everitt has accepted a new position with the City of Melfort, Sk. The Fire Chief’s last day with the City will be June 29, 2018.
“I have enjoyed the last five and a half years working alongside the fantastic men and women of the Prince Albert Fire Department. We have seen significant change over the last few years and I am proud of the way the members have embraced this change in the provision of world class service to the citizens, visitors and guests of the City of Prince Albert,” said Everitt. “I will miss the staff of the PAFD but feel confident that the solid leadership in place is well poised to lead the department into tomorrow. The world is changing rapidly, and the fire service must constantly adapt. I have great respect for the members of my management team and wish to thank them for the guidance, leadership and support over the last several years.”
“I consider myself both honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve under the exceptional leadership of the City Manager - Jim Toye. Jim’s leadership style allows for personal growth opportunities that are rarely seen in large organizations. For this, I am very grateful,” added Everitt. “I also wish to thank the senior leadership team for their support and encouragement over the last several years. The City is in great hands moving forward.”
“Jason has been an integral part of the senior management team always conducting himself with a high degree of professionalism and integrity,” said Jim Toye, City Manager. “He has been a loyal and dedicated employee working to improve the delivery of fire service in Prince Albert and providing leadership in the area of Emergency Response and Preparedness. We will miss having him at the City.”
During his time with the City, one area of focus was on the reduction of risk from wildfire as well as ensuring that the City has a strong foundation in supportive emergency management. “It is my hope that those efforts will continue,” added Everitt. “The risks and threats to the community are ever present, but through the collaborative efforts of the Fire Department along with City, regional and provincial partners – the risk is held in check.”
“I look forward to working with the new Chief from a regional perspective to continue to identify synergies, strategies and opportunities that will enhance the provision of emergency services on a regional scale. When walls and barriers come down everyone wins.”
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