After almost 10 years of leading the Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), Chief Bruce Burrell retired from The City of Calgary on July 11, 2014.
Chief Burrell came to The City of Calgary from Halifax and took over as Chief of the Calgary Fire Department in 2005. Since joining The City, he has remained committed to the department's vision of being "the international fire service leader." He led the department with passion and determination, always with citizens in mind. He has established and tirelessly worked toward achieving improved standards for performance, service delivery and safety.
Chief Burrell reached a pinnacle in his career with the world-class response to Calgary’s June 2013 flood. Under the Chief’s leadership, The City of Calgary has been held up as a shining example of municipal emergency best practices as reported by the Conference Board of Canada.
The City of Calgary wishes Chief Burrell all the best in his future plans, which include returning to his home province of Nova Scotia. We will always be grateful for his contributions to a safer Calgary.