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Former North Bay Fire Chief Ted McCullough dies

By Jeff Turl, BayToday   

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Feb. 26, 2024, North Bay, Ont. – Ret. Fire Chief Ted McCullough has died at the age of 73 on Feb. 14 at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.

He began his career in the fire service in Cambridge, Ont. where he was the chief training officer. He then moved to the Town of Dundas to be the fire chief.

In 1990, McCullough moved to North Bay where he was at the helm of the city’s fire department for 18 years. He retired in 2008 and pursued consulting for municipal fire services and was appointed as the fire chief in West Perth where he reorganized the department.

McCullough’s obituary says he loved his family, and he was dedicated to serving the community by volunteering in many groups and organizations. He enjoyed woodworking, cycling, fishing, and red wine.


A celebration of life is expected to be held in late spring for family and friends.

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