Dan Copeland (left) at the 2016 “Fire Chief for a Day” event in Ladner. (James Smith photo)

Delta announces fire chief retirement, replacement

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Scholfield will take over for Dan Copeland following his retirement in March

The Delta Fire Department will be seeing some changes in governance next March, when Chief Dan Copeland retires and and Deputy Chief Paul Scholfield takes over.

“I would like to acknowledge Fire Chief Copeland’s many contributions to our community and providing the leadership necessary to develop a fire department that is second to none,” Mayor Lois Jackson said in a press release.

“Although he will be sorely missed I am very proud of the leadership he has developed within the ranks and very much look forward to working with Chief-designate Scholfield in the future.”

According to a press release put out by the City of Delta on Nov. 8, Copeland began his career as a firefighter in 1982. He served on the union executive for 10 years, was a founding member of the Delta Firefighters Charitable Organization, and became chief in 2007.

The release goes on to say that one of Copeland’s legacies with be the emergency medical response project, an initiative where firefighters are trained to give immediate pre-hospital care before paramedicas arrive.

Scholfield joined Delta Fire and Emergency Services in 1991, and has been deputy chief for the past seven years.

Scholfield “has gained extensive operational experience, developed strong relationships with staff and external organizations and has provided exemplary leadership skills as part of the fire management team,” the release reads.

“Deputy Chief Scholfield has fostered a collaborative and progressive environment that will serve Delta well.”



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: Surrey-based business wants customers to ‘Eat the Dishes’

New business plans to be one of the ongoing vendors at KPU’s new winter market

Surrey hunter fined $10,000 after shooting a bull moose and leaving it to die

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

Delta considering extending tax freeze, fee waiver for developers on Scott Road

The incentives are aimed at creating more diverse development in the area, says Delta’s city manager

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help in finding missing 14-year-old

Police say Ali Al-Shai was last seen on Jan. 16

Tonight’s Surrey RCMP Classic final: Cloverdale and South Surrey school teams to battle

Elsewhere, Holy Cross boys team aims to win another BC Catholics championship on home court

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read