Layne Jackson named Regina’s new Fire Chief
After a national search for a new fire chief, Regina City Manager Chris Holden today announced the appointment of Layne Jackson.
Jackson is a 20-year veteran of fire services, including eight years as Deputy Chief, Regina Fire & Protective Services.
“Chief Jackson has the experience, knowledge and skills for this important leadership role,” Holden said at a City Hall news conference. “His approach to working collaboratively with his various communities of interest was critical to the selection we made after meeting with excellent candidates from across Canada.”
Chief Jackson has served in a variety of positions during his tenure at the City of Regina and taken a leadership role in Regina obtaining international accreditation. Regina is only one of seven Canadian cities with this distinguished recognition by the Fire Accreditation International.
“I am honoured to continue in my role as Chief, Regina Fire & Protective Services, on a permanent basis,” said Layne. “I have the highest respect for Regina firefighters. They are dedicated, highly trained community professionals that Regina residents rely on daily.”
On a personal note, Jackson said: “My family and I are happy to call Regina home and I am looking forward to working with the City and members of our community to take the lead delivering this vital public service.”
Jackson also received an immediate endorsement from the head of the union representing Regina firefighters.
“On behalf of the Regina Professional Fire Fighters Association, I too want to congratulate Chief Layne Jackson on his appointment as our new chief,” said Kevin Tetlow, President of the RPFFA.