Killingbeck Named New Fredericton Fire Chief

Current Fredericton Deputy Fire Chief Dwayne Killingbeck has been named as the City of Fredericton’s new Fire Chief. He replaces out going Fire Chief Paul Fleming, who retires on March 15, 2019. The announcement was made by City of Fredericton Chief Administrative Officer, Chris MacPherson, and follows a job search and interview process over the past several weeks.

Since joining the City of Fredericton in 1996, Killingbeck has held several roles within the Fredericton Fire Department. He was hired as a firefighter in 1996, become Lieutenant in 2005, Captain in 2008, Acting Platoon Captain of Platoon 2 and 4 (and Fire Suppression) in April 2017, and most recently Deputy Fire Chief since May 2018.

He has also earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has been a lead facilitator on several improvement projects and other change initiatives throughout the entire organization.

Killingbeck has earned his Firefighter Recruit Training Certificate from the Texas A & M University (1993), a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick (1995) with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, a Journeyperson Firefighter Diploma of Apprenticeship from NB Community College (2000), and the Canadian Fire Service Administration Certificate from Dalhousie University in 2017.

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