After 33 years on the job, Ralph Dominelli is hanging up his hat. The Orillia Fire Chief has announced he is retiring at the end of April.
Chief Dominelli started his career as a volunteer firefighter in the City of Orillia in 1986, and after a short stint in Toronto, returned to Orillia full time. He was appointed Fire Chief in 2008, after years of rising through the ranks.
“Chief Dominelli’s successful career is a huge achievement,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Council thanks him for his strong leadership and dedicated service to the City of Orillia, where he and his team have provided an invaluable service to our citizens. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
“Chief Dominelli has celebrated many career highlights over the past 33 years and has also helped the Fire Department overcome many hardships that unfortunately come with a career in fire services,” said Gayle Jackson, Chief Administrative Officer. “On behalf of staff at the City of Orillia, I’d like to thank Chief Dominelli for his many contributions to the corporation and his dedication to the safety of Orillia.”
We would like to congratulate Chief Dominelli on the announcement of his retirement, after 33-years of service! It has been a privilege to serve the Orillia community under your leadership and we wish you the very best in your well-deserve retirement!— Orillia Fire (@OrilliaFire) January 14, 2019
“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve with the current and past members of the Orillia Fire Department during my career at the City of Orillia,” said Chief Dominelli. “I am proud of all the accomplishments we have achieved and I know the Orillia Fire Department will continue to provide the most efficient and effective service to the Orillia community.”
Chief Dominelli’s last day will be March 29th. Orillia City Hall is considering options for his replacement.