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Sarnia names new fire chief

September 22, 2020
By The Sarnia Journal

Sept. 22, 2020, Sarnia, Ont. – He arrived for a job interview with legendary Fire Chief Cliff Hansen one day in 1987. A young, slim Bryan Van Gaver wanted to be a firefighter, but at only 145 pounds, was worried that he might not be hired. When he tried to look heavier and told Hansen that he weighed 150 pounds, Hansen looked skeptical – but hired him anyway. Sarnia should be very glad that he did. Almost 34 years later, Deputy Chief Bryan Van Gaver is about to take command as chief at Sarnia Fire Rescue. The Sarnia Journal reports. | READ MORE