‘A leader by example': Ottawa fire Chief Gerry Pingitore leaves service a healthier place

By Adam Van Der Zwan, Ottawa Citizen, April 27, 2018

Ottawa fire Chief Gerry Pingitore has seen numerous progressive changes to the fire service over the past 40 years. Now, at the end of his career, he’s proud to say he’s helped push many of them forward.

“There was a time when the fire service looked after its equipment better than they looked after its people,” he said.

(...)“All fire services are facing some more challenges with budgets,” he said, “but our mission will always continue to be to protect lives, property and the environment for the residents of the City of Ottawa.” He feels confident the service will be a solid organization with robust leaders into the future.


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