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Bill-StewartChief William A. Stewart (Ret.)

FIFireE, CFO, CMM
Senior Consultant
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Mr. Stewart served as Fire Chief for the Toronto Fire Services from May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2012 at which time he retired from the service after serving 39 and half years. Prior to the amalgamation of the new City of Toronto on January 1, 1998, Mr. Stewart served in the former City of North York Fire Department for 26 years. He served as an operations fire fighter, Captain, Administration Chief, Assistant Deputy, Deputy Chief and ultimately as the Fire Chief from May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2012.

Mr. Stewart currently serves as a Director and a Past International President of the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a Past President of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs/National Fire Protection Association. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association as well as a Director of the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation. Mr. Stewart is also a Past President of the Institution of Fire Engineers (Canada Branch); has served as a member of the Professional Standards Setting Body, Ontario Fire College in the review of all standards for fire fighter training in Ontario; and continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member of Humber College, Fire Services Program; and is past member of the Board of Directors for the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. Mr. Stewart is committed to lifelong learning, and is a past Board Member for Public Administration and Governance, Ryerson University. Mr. Stewart has also served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces as a commissioned officer and as a non-commissioned officer.

Mr. Stewart is a graduate of the Ontario Fire College, Technology Diploma Programs, general and advanced levels and the Executive Development Program; Canadian Emergency Preparedness College; Public Administration and Governance Certificate from Ryerson University; and Honorary Degree from Humber College, Bachelor of Applied Studies.

Mr. Stewart also holds professional designations from various institutions including the: Institution of Fire Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, FIFireE; Ontario Municipal Management Institute, Certified Municipal Manager CMM; and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Chief Fire Officer, CFO.

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