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

Representing Families of the Fallen
Carey Taylor
Lieutenant, Calgary Fire Department

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 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

Dr. Lori Gray
Frontline Resilience