The Municipality of Kincardine announced today (Feb. 20) the appointment of Kevin McNeilly as Interim Chief of the Kincardine Fire Department.
He officially assumed his new duties on February 20, 2020. Acting Fire Chief Ron Simmons will return to his position as Deputy Chief.
A highly respected leader, McNeilly brings more than 25 years of experience in fire service and senior managerial experience within larger city and smaller town environments. He formerly held the position of Division Chief of Training & Development for the City of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, and Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Bracebridge. He currently holds the position of Fire Chief for the Grand Valley & District Fire Department and will continue in that role while he concurrently assists Kincardine during the transition period in which the search for a new Fire Chief is undertaken.
He is also the current President of the Firefighters Association of Ontario.
“We are pleased to welcome Kevin to the Corporation and the Municipality,” said Sharon Chambers, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Kincardine. “He brings extensive knowledge in public fire safety and administration, occupational health and safety, labour relations, business planning, leadership and team building skills.”
McNeilly’s appointment will allow the municipality that time to undertake a more fulsome search for a permanent Fire Chief.