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Kris Olsen Appointed as New Fire Chief for the City of Prince Albert

By Communications on 10/7/2019

City Manager Jim Toye would like to congratulate Kris Olsen on his appointment as Fire Chief for the City of Prince Albert effective October 7, 2019. 

Mr. Olsen has been a member of the Prince Albert Fire Department for over 24 years and Acting Fire Chief since June of 2019. Starting as a recruit fire fighter in 1995 Chief Olsen worked his way up the ranks within the department to Captain in 2007 then onto Battalion Chief in 2016. Chief Olsen has an immense amount of knowledge and experience which will enhance the services and delivery of those services to residences.

 “After an extensive search for the position of Fire Chief, we found the best candidate right from our own department,” said City Manager Jim Toye. “Kris Olsen has spent his entire 24 year career with the Prince Albert Fire Department.  Kris has done an amazing job as Acting Fire Chief and his knowledge, work ethic and professional demeanor will enable him to do an excellent job as Fire Chief.”

“I would like to thank the City of Prince Albert for giving me the opportunity to lead the fire service. I consider it an honour to represent the men and women of the Prince Albert Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Olsen. “My goal is to continually improve upon our service delivery through excellent customer service. This will be accomplished through continuing education, training and prevention while providing professional response to all hazard emergencies in an effective manner.”


For more information, please contact:

Ken Leclaire
Corporate Services Director
Phone: (306) 953-4310

Kris Olsen
Fire Chief
Phone: (306) 953-4200



Corporate Communications
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3