Esquimalt has a new fire chief

Chris Jancowski replaces David Ward, who retired last February.

  • Feb. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Esquimalt has a new fire chief.

Chris Jancowski replaces David Ward, who retired last February.

Jancowski is currently deputy fire chief for the City of Port Alberni.

“I am excited about getting to know the members of the department and building relationships with community partners,” said Jancowski.

With 22 years of experience in fire services, Jancowski was named B.C. Fire Training Officer of the year in 2013 and mentors newly appointed fire chiefs.

“He’s young for my standards, which means it will be wonderful to have him around for a while,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins.

Esquimalt Fire Rescue has two fire engines, a ladder truck and command and rescue vehicles.