Cornwall Fire Service welcomes new Deputy Fire Chief

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Cornwall Fire Service welcomes new Deputy Fire Chief
(Left to right) Cornwall Fire Service Deputy Chief Leighton Woods, Chief Matthew Stephenson and Deputy Chief Addison Pelkey. (Photo : City of Cornwall)

Cornwall Fire Chief Matthew Stephenson is pleased to announce the appointment of Addison Pelkey as Deputy Fire Chief of the Cornwall Fire Service, effective January 2, 2023.

Reporting to the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey is responsible for overseeing the Suppression, Professional Standards / Qualifications and Fleet / Facilities Divisions. Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey will work alongside Deputy Fire Chief Leighton Woods, who is responsible for Fire Prevention, Communications and Emergency Management.

“I’m looking forward to working with Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey in making our community even safer, when it comes to fire suppression,” said Cornwall Fire Service Chief Matthew Stephenson. “Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey has a wealth of experience and knowledge that will help our department move forward in the years to come.”

Throughout his 11 years of service, Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey has risen through the ranks, serving as Firefighter and Training Officer.

Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey’s appointment follows the completion of the recruitment process to fill the vacancy due to the recent promotion of Fire Chief Matthew Stephenson, which took effect September 7, 2022.

Deputy Chief Pelkey begins his new role on January 2, 2023.


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