Aug. 8, 2017, Toronto - Toronto Fire Services has hired Jim Kay at its new deputy chief/ director of training and technical operations. Prior to his move to Toronto, Kay served as Ontario's deputy fire marshal. Kay began his career in the fire services as an operations firefighter in Burlington, Ont., later filling various roles from chief training officer to deputy fire chief. In 2000, he became a deputy chief with the Hamilton Fire Department. In 2004, he was promoted to fire chief of Hamilton Emergency Services, overseeing both fire and paramedic services for the city. Kay will begin his new role with Toronto Fire Services on Sept. 11.