Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Executive Board of Directors


David Sheen
Fire Chief (Retired)


First Vice President

Douglas Wylie
Division Chief, Vancouver Fire and Rescue (Retired)
(Representing British Columbia)

Second Vice President

Mike McKenna
Fire Chief, North Hatley-Canton Hatley Fire Department (Retired)
(Representing Quebec & CAFC)


Bruce Paradis
Chief Warrant Officer, National Defence Fire Service (Retired)
(Representing Atlantic Region)


Dr. Lori Gray
Frontline Resilience



Board of Directors

LODD Application Chairman & Representing SASKATCHEWAN / MANITOBA

Charles Olsen

Regina, SK


Representing Families of the Fallen

Carey Taylor

Lieutenant, Calgary Fire Department


Ceremony Chairman

John Sobey

Captain, Ottawa Fire Service


Representing the I.A.F.F.

Scott Marks

Ottawa, Ontario


Representing Wildland Firefighters

James MacKinnon

Wildfire Technologist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry  


Representing Military Firefighters

Donnie Mathews

Office of the Canadian Forces Fire Marshal


Representing The Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Assoc.

Carl Pearson

District Chief, Thorold Fire & Rescue, ON


Representing Ontario

John Clare

Platoon Chief (Retired), Brampton Fire and Emergency Services


Representing Aboriginal Firefighters

Arnold Lazare

Director of Community Protection, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, QC


Directors At Large

William Stewart - Fire Chief (Retired), Toronto Fire Services

Sandra Lethbridge - Businesswoman, Ottawa

Brian Hutchinson - Fire Chief, District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services, BC