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SJRFD announce new platoon chiefs

Sherry Colford is the new chief of the St. John's Regional Fire Department.
St. John's Regional Fire Department Chief Sherry Colford announced two new platoon chiefs for the department. - Contributed

A pair of St. John’s Regional Fire Department firefighters have new designations.
Lt. Dean Foley and his colleague Lt. Paul Chaytor have been elevated to platoon chiefs within the operations division it was announced Wednesday.
“Through their own unique skills and knowledge, Platoon Chief Foley and Platoon Chief Chaytor have each demonstrated a focus of continuous improvement within their Divisions combined with the proven experience and leadership necessary to help shape the future of this Department,” Sherry Colford, chief of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department said in a news release Wednesday.
Foley joined SJRFD in June 1994 as a firefighter and in June 2012  was promoted to Lieutenant (Assistant Training Officer) in the Training Division. In addition, Foley was an instructor of rope rescue, ice rescue, and confined space rescue.
He holds a certificate in fire service leadership and fire suppression management from Dalhousie University and Dalhousie University courses in personnel management. Foley also acted as Training Officer (Captain) when required.
Chaytor joined the SJRFD in July 1994 as a firefighter and in May 2012  was promoted to Lieutenant.
He was an instructor of firefighter survival, rapid intervention, high angle rescue and confined space rescue, and a member of the cold-water rescue team.
He possesses a certificate in fire service leadership and fire suppression management from Dalhousie University and Dalhousie University courses in human resources management. Chaytor also acted as Fire Captain when required.

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