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)


John Sobey
Captain, Ottawa Fire Service (Retired)
(Ceremony Chair)

Board of Directors

LODD Application Chairman & Representing Families of the Fallen
Carey Taylor
Lieutenant, Calgary Fire Department
(Also representing Alberta)

Representing Saskatchewan / Manitoba and the CVFSA
Brian Starkell
National President of the Canadian Volunteer Fire
Services Association (CVFSA) also representing the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Assoc

Representing the I.A.F.F.
Scott Marks
Ottawa, Ontario

Representing Wildland Firefighters
James MacKinnon
Provincial Forest Fire Science Officer 
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources & Renewables

Representing Military Firefighters
CWO Martin Rousseau
Office of the Canadian Forces Fire Marshal

Representing Ontario
Janny Pape
Fire Chief, North Perth Fire Department

Representing Atlantic Canada
David Clement
Captain (Retired), Halifax Fire

Representing 'Indigenous Fire Services
Arnold Lazare
Deputy Chief of Operations Indigenous Fire Marshal Office  

Directors At Large

William Stewart
Fire Chief (Retired), Toronto Fire Services

Brian Hutchinson
Superintendent Provincial Operations - Fire Services BC Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests

Dr. Lori Gray
Frontline Resilience