City of Fernie Welcomes Fire Chief & Deputy Chief

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Morgan to the position of Acting Chief with Fernie Fire & Emergency Services and welcomes Bill Pittman to the temporary position of Deputy Chief with the City.

Chief Brendan Morgan brings two decades of fire service experience and a dedication to excellence and service to the Community of Fernie to this position.

Deputy Chief Bill Pittman joins the City during this transition as an experienced senior leader in Fire and Emergency Services having most recently served as Deputy Chief with the Hamilton Fire Department.

Mayor Ange Qualizza says, “A change in the Chief position is never easy, which is why we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brendan Morgan and Bill Pittman to continue developing the senior leadership team at the City.”

Acting Chief Brendan Morgan says, “I’m excited to be taking on this role. Fernie Fire and Emergency Services has a long history of dedicated work protecting the community, and I’m looking forward to continuing the work to advance the department.”

Deputy Chief Bill Pittman says, “I’m looking forward to working with Acting Chief Morgan and the City to support the priorities of Council, our dedicated staff, and to serve Fernie’s citizens and visitors during the transition.”