Halifax Regional Municipality
FSANS Director for Halifax Regional Municipality
Gord West started his Fire service career in 1979 with the Beaver Bank Kinsac Volunteer Fire Department (station 48). He served as an officer at all levels for 27 of 28 years as a Volunteer. He held the Chief position for 8 years. In 2007 he was hired by HRM Fire as an Acting District Chief for the Eastern Shore. His position changed to Division Commander in 2010 and he now looks after ten Departments from Beaver Bank to Upper Musquodoboit, two of which have staff. He is Blue Card and Level 2 Officer Certified and has ICS 300. He looks after all the maintenance and installations of over a hundred-thirty dry hydrants in HRM. He presently serves on the JOSH committee and also works with Airport Fire developing a working mutual aid relationship.