Fire Chief Retirement

November 20, 2023
The District regrets to announce that Darren Oike, Director of Protective Services and the District’s Fire Chief, will be retiring from his position with the District effective December 31, 2023.
Mr. Oike has been an integral piece of the District’s team since he assumed the role of Fire Chief in May of 2015 and his expertise and dedication to the District and the Fire Department will be greatly missed and difficult to replace.  In addition to overseeing the operations of the volunteer fire department, Mr. Oike managed the Emergency Operations Centre, the Emergency Management Program, the Bylaw and Animal Control department among many other varying duties and responsibilities.
Mr. Oike is not leaving the community that he grew up in, simply moving on to new endeavours and, on behalf of the District, I wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.

See the attached information notice.