Fire Chief Michael Navratil has tendered his resignation, to pursue other career opportunities. He will continue to lead the Fort St. James Fire Department until the end of May, and is now actively assisting the municipality with the transition to new leadership.
Mr. Navratil began working as Fire Chief in November of 2013. Since then he has worked diligently to develop and improve the standards of training and safety in the department.
Mayor Rob MacDougall said, “On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank Mike for the exceptional work he has done leading the Fire Department. During his time here he has increased the base of fire fighters, improved the level of usage at the Fire Training Centre, and built up the cohesiveness and camaraderie that now exists in the department. He will be greatly missed as a valuable member of the management team of the District.”