Mayor Ian Boddy and City Manager, Wayne Ritchie are pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Barfoot as Fire Chief for the City of

Owen Sound effective September 1, 2015.

Prior to his retirement in January 2015, Doug was previously employed for 31 years with Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services. He was promoted progressively during his tenure, from the position of Firefighter to Driver Mechanic, Dive Master, Acting Captain, to Captain.

"I am excited and honored to be stepping into the role of Chief," Barfoot said. "I look forward to working closely with all of the Members, Council and the Senior Management Team; and to further strengthen department operations, while continuing to keep Owen Sound safe for our residents."

"Mr. Barfoot knows how Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services operates, which combined with over 35 years of firefighting experience along with strong leadership and communication skills makes him an excellent candidate for the job," said City Manager Wayne Ritchie.

Mr. Ritchie also thanked outgoing Acting Fire Chief Tom Potter for his many years of outstanding service with the City.



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