Posted on Jan 26, 2023
Shaun Swerdfeger, Deputy Chief - Squamish Fire Rescue was our guest speaker today and gave a very interesting presentation about the organisation and all the amazing work these people do to keep our community safe.
Did you know that of the 985 calls in 2022, only 7% of the responses were for fires? Medical emergencies accounted for 31% of responses.
Shaun was appointed Deputy Fire Chief for the District of Squamish in July 2021 after serving as a firefighter-paramedic in Kitimat for 18½ years.
He was born and raised in Squamish, went to high school at Howe Sound Secondary. He then attended Arkansas Tech University in the fire academy program, returning to join Squamish Fire Rescue as a volunteer for 5 years, before moving to Kitimat to be a full-time career firefighter.