Sault Fire Chief Set To Retire

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City of Sault Ste. Marie Fire Chief Marcel Provenzano has announced that he will be retiring January 31, 2015, after 33 years with the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Chief Provenzano started with the City’s Fire Services on February 1, 1982 as a fourth class Firefighter and progressed through the ranks, being promoted to Captain in November 2001, Assistant Fire Chief in April 2006 and ultimately to the position of Fire Chief in June 2009.

“He will be leaving his employment after 33 years of exemplary service with the City, with the respect and gratitude of not only his fellow employees, but members of City Council and the public as well,” said Chief Administrative Office Joe Fratesi.

On August 11, 2014, in Caucus and in accordance with the City’s Guidelines for the Recruitment and Selection of Senior Staff, City Council agreed to the recommendation of the CAO to fill the vacancy that will be created by this retirement by way of a selection process that will involve a search both within and outside of our existing Fire Services.

Although formal authorization to start this process, including the appointment of a member of Council to the Selection Committee, will not be considered until the next regular Council meeting scheduled for September 8, 2014, initial steps for the replacement of this very important position in our community will be taken immediately.