Ken McMullen, Bapp: ES, ECFO, CFEI
Fire Chief/ES Manager, Red Deer Emergency Services Department (Canada)
Chief Ken McMullen joined the Fire Service in 1997 as a Volunteer Fire Fighter in the M.D of Rockyview, Alberta. He was promoted through the ranks, becoming a full-time Training Officer and later to Fire Prevention Officer.
In 2003, Chief McMullen began work as a Provincial Fire Safety Officer with the Alberta Fire Commissioners Office. Within the FCO, he was able to utilize his skills as a certified Fire Investigator and Inspector, where he conducted over 500 investigations in a 6 year period and was involved in over 55 fire fatality investigations.
In 2009, McMullen became an Assistant Deputy Chief with the Calgary Fire Department. His previous employment within the fire service provided him with numerous invaluable experiences such as being a team leader with Airdrie Emergency Services, fulfilling investigations and inspection roles, assuming incident command in emergency situations, serving on a number of municipal, provincial, national and international committees and forging partnerships with other agencies to better the fire service as a whole.
Most recently, in February of 2018, McMullen became the Chief of Emergency Services with the City of Red Deer, where he continues to inspire with his leadership, mentoring and his community-based emergency services delivery model. Chief McMullen is active in many fire service organizations, including The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and more.