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Dan Parent promoted to assistant fire chief in Chatham-Kent

By Municipality of Chatham-Kent   

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Assistant Fire Chief Dan Parent, Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue. Photo credit: Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue Facebook

Feb. 7, 2024, Chatham-Kent, Ont. – Dan Parent is Chatham-Kent Fire and Rescue’s new assistant fire chief.

He is replacing Assistant Chief John Praill who is retiring.

Parent is a 30-year EMS and fire fighting veteran, starting his career in 1991 as a paramedic with Chatham & District Ambulance Service in Wallaceburg.

He began as a volunteer firefighter with the Wallaceburg Fire Department in 1993 before becoming a career firefighter with the department two years later, which later became Chatham-Kent Fire and Rescue.


Since then, Parent has moved through the ranks and was promoted to captain in January 2020, and then became a senior captain several months later.

“We are looking forward to having Dan join our senior management team,” Fire Chief Chris Case said in a press release. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience serving our community in a multifaceted manner for many years.  It is inspiring to see individuals within our organization progressively advancing and assuming leadership roles.”

Parent’s passions of interest throughout his career include firefighter health & safety, cancer prevention, tiered medical response initiative, firefighter training and readiness and incident command.

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