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President's Update

Greetings to all members and visitors of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for the opportunity you have granted me over the past 6 years to sit on the executive of this great association and prosper growth within our system.  It has not been an easy few years, but a dedicated group sit around our table and are committed over the next few years to making some positive changes to ensure our association is sustainable for many years to come.

Our board is represented by members form all 4 Atlantic Provinces and our goal is to be inclusive to all as we set our agenda for training tours, conferences and just regular updates and working on your behalf. Our association is not a lobbying group to any form of Government, but rather, a group that can network and support each Provincial Association and their due process.  

As we move from 2018 and into 2019 there will be some changes coming through that were presented to us from you, our members at our Conferences. Other changes with regards to our structure of our association will be presented in July of 2019 by our “Rebranding Committee” if you will.  We know as your executive and the quality of debate we had in 2018 at the Conference, that we do need to make some changes within our organization, and we also know that we certainly did not hit the nail on the head, but we are committed to presenting to you some options in 2019.

Our training committee is working on ways to present a regular tour in spring and fall seasons and connecting with as many as possible. We have had some very successful tours in the past and if you have any ideas for a tour, please feel free to reach out to us.  We have tried to stick with leadership/command style of training in the past as we try to encourage progress within our current ranks and promote succession planning for years to come.

I look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Conference and will plant the seed of excitement as we look forward to announcing our 2020 Conference Location.

President Maritime Fire Chiefs Association

Tory Rushton

       President Tory Rushton     





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