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Kingston Fire & Rescue welcomes Donaldson as deputy chief
September 5, 2017 -
Kingston Fire & Rescue welcomes Kevin Donaldson, former general manager/fire chief for Greater Napanee, as a deputy fire chief. Donaldson will start his new duties on Oct. 2.
"Donaldson brings more than 20 years of fire service experience to our team. He's a motivator with an interest and ability in the professional development of firefighters," says Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong. The new deputy chief has continued his own professional development throughout his career and is currently enrolled in Humber College's Fire Service Executive Management Certificate program.
Donaldson started his fire service career as a volunteer with the Stone Mills Township Fire Department in 1995 and became deputy chief there in 2011 managing 100 firefighters out of four stations. He became deputy fire chief with Greater Napanee Emergency Services in 2014 and general manager/fire chief just a year later. While leading and financially managing the town's emergency services department, he oversaw a coordinated training plan, managed the coordination of the driver certification program. He's acted as treasurer of the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington County Chiefs' Association, been the town's representative on a Habitat for Humanity Project and been a Level 2 Trainer in for the Stone Mills and Loyalist townships' Minor Hockey Associations.
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