After almost five years with the City of Grande Prairie Fire Department, Trevor Grant is returning to the County of Grande Prairie as Chief of the Regional Fire Service. Grant says that he is looking forward to returning to the county to not only work with the council and administration but the other municipalities that are all part of the region.
Grant says that by spending the last five years with the city he’s had experiences that have allowed him to learn and grow. He explains the decision to move back to the county comes after some self-reflection.
“I feel like my leadership and management styles align with the county composite model of fire services a little bit more. I have been part of a volunteer, composite, and career department throughout my tenure in the fire service and I really feel that is where my leadership style is suited the best.”
Grant was originally promoted to Chief of the Regional Fire Service in 2016 when he took over for Everett Cooke. He served as chief for two years before taking over the role as Deputy Fire Chief of Operations for the city. Dan Verdun took over for Grant when he made the move to the city, and five years later Grant will now take over for his succesor. Grant says he is bringing back a different view on the service.
“I really am going to be looking at the standard of cover model that has been brought in,” Grant says. “Chief Verdun has come a long way in the service in the last five years as well. So I am going to be relearning the services and trying to come up with some options for county council to keep moving the services forward.”
Grant will take over as fire chief for the county on December 12th.