Fredericton Deputy Fire Chief Nina McCarthy

McCarthy Named Fredericton’s Deputy Fire Chief

Nina McCarthy has been named the City of Fredericton’s Deputy Fire Chief.  McCarthy, a 19-year veteran of the Fredericton Fire Department currently serves as Division Chief in charge of Policy & Strategic Initiatives. The announcement was made today by Fredericton Fire Chief Dwayne Killingbeck and City of Fredericton Chief Administrative Officer Chris MacPherson. 

McCarthy joined the City of Fredericton as a firefighter in 2000, and has held several roles within the organization since. She became a Fire Prevention Officer in 2005, Lieutenant with the Fire Prevention Division in 2015, and most recently Division Chief since July 2018.

McCarthy also spent three years seconded to the City’s Improvement & Innovation Team, where she earned her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and was a lead facilitator on several improvement projects and other change initiatives. 

“Nina’s diverse skill set, drawn from education, as well as departmental and corporate experience, make her an integral part of the Fire Department’s new management group,” said Chief Killingbeck.  “Together we are poised to move the City’s Fire and Rescue Service forward in all areas.” 

McCarthy earned her Master of Philosophy in Policy studies from the University of New Brunswick (2018), Bachelor of Arts from the St. Thomas University (2007) with a concentration in Criminology and Psychology, and a Journeyperson Firefighter Diploma of Apprenticeship from NB Community College (2003). She holds a Fire Inspector certification from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is a ProBoard Certified Fire Investigator.

Please join us in congratulating Deputy Fire Chief McCarthy.  For more about the City of Fredericton’s Fire Department visit