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Rideau Lakes welcomes interim fire chief

By Township of Rideau Lakes   

Headlines News Employment and hiring fire chief

Jan. 1, 2024, Rideau Lakes, Ont. – The Township of Rideau Lakes has appointed Mark McFalls as its interim fire chief. He will assume his new role on Jan. 2.

With over 15 years in the fire service, McFalls has worked with Rideau Lakes since 2019 in the positions of deputy fire chief, fire consultant and training consultant. Previous experience with neighbouring municipalities includes assistant fire chief, assistant lieutenant, fire prevention officer and firefighter.

McFalls will be responsible for directing the operation, maintenance, control and repair of all fire fighting equipment and other department property, while maintaining accurate records, while liaising with representatives of neighbouring fire departments to ensure the continuation of adequate mutual aid agreements are developed to mitigate major emergency incidents.

The current Interim Fire Chief Andy Moore will be moving into the role of assistant fire chief of prevention and training at the Town of Perth.


The search for a new fire chief for the Township of Rideau Lakes in currently underway, with the expectation that the position will be filled early this year.

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