Joe Zatylny, Edmonton (Alberta) Fire Rescue Services
Joe Zatylny is the Fire Chief of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services. With more than 25 years of emergency service experience, including 15 years in senior fire leadership roles, he leads the three-time, internationally accredited department into its next chapter as the City of Edmonton continues to grow and change.
As a transformational leader, Joe is positioning the 1300 Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ staff to meet the continually evolving needs of nearly 1 million citizens of a rapidly changing modern municipality. Joe’s extensive experience leading change will be instrumental in the attainment of the vision he has for EFRS to be a fire service leader in equity, diversity and inclusion, work-place safety and mental-health wellness, organizational development, data and research informed service innovation, community engagement and relationships, and culture.
With a commitment to collaboration and engagement, along with proven success in building consensus among diverse stakeholders, Joe brings his passion and commitment to life in his day-to-day work by focusing on building and maintaining solid relationships, leading people through change, and maximizing service delivery.
Joe’s education and training experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Lakeland College Canada in Applied Business of Emergency Services and an Advanced Certificate in Labour and Industrial Relations from Queen’s University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University.