Changing of the guard as fire chief for Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury takes on a new role

Fire Chief Tom Raeburn is heading to the Richmond Hill fire service

A hole to fill at the Innisfil and the Bradford West Gwillimbury fire service.

Chief Tom Raeburn has accepted a position as deputy chief with the fire department in Richmond Hill.

Innisfil and Bradford West Gillimbury began sharing a fire chief in May of this year.

Raeburn has been Innisil’s fire chief since 2018 and has been a firefighter with the town since 1995.

“He will be greatly missed,” said Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin, in an email to Barrie 360. “But we are happy for him and wish him well in his new role. He is not only our Chief but he has also been the Chief of BWG for the past few months as the two services explored options of shared services and finding efficiencies. Chief Raeburn, the Deputy Chief and our CAW will work on a transition plan prior to the Chief’s departure which I believe is in mid-January.”